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Top 10 states for higher education in the US

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The United states of America is the world's most sought after destination for higher education. United States is a very friendly place to study and the country houses a large number of international students.

Are you curious to know what each state in the US has to offer and which are the best universities in each state of the US?

Read through to find out which states in America have the best educational systems.

These results are based on the factors like student-teacher ratios, dropout rates, overall testing scores and many more. The following is the list of top 10 states for education, based on WalletHub's findings:

New Jersey

The state of New Jersey ranks first for its school system, also it tops in the overall rating category. The state houses the prestigious Princeton University and many other top universities. It ranks second in terms of safety and education.


The state is home to some of the top universities in the world like the MIT, Harvard and Boston college. The school system here is said to be the second best and the state ranks 12th in terms of safety.


This state knows how to do its education right. The schooling system in Vermont is the third best in the US and is also a safe place as it ranks 11th for safety.

New Hampshire

The state lies right next to Vermont and hosts some of the top universities like the Dartmouth College, Notre Dame College and many more. This state is the fourth best in the country for its educational system and is the 15th best in safety according to the WalletHub's rankings.


Kansas ranks at the 5th spot, as it is the 3rd best for safety in the country and has decent school system rank. The state also hosts some good universities like the Kansas State University, Pittsburgh State University, and many more.


It is ranked as the safest place for education. The state has top schools like the University of Denver, University of Colorado Boulder and others. The state also ranks decently enough at 13th for overall quality in education.


Virginia lies right next to Washington, D.C., and has some top schools like College of William and Mary, Hampton University and others. This state ranks 10th in terms of education system quality. It ranks 4th in terms of education and safety.


Minnesota has one of the best school systems in the US. The state has some of the best colleges in the US like the Carleton College, Brown College etc. Though the state has some of the best school systems, it ranks a bit low in its educational and safety standards.


Wisconsin ranks the 7th best in terms of school quality but ranks lower in terms of safety and education. The state hosts some of the top colleges like the University of Wisconsin-Madison and others.


Though the state is home to some of the best colleges like Carnegie Mellon University, Swarthmore College and others. The state ranks low in terms of safety. However, it has the 5th best school system in the country.

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