The residents of Massachusetts, Colorado, and Minnesota have the highest levels of educational attainment nationwide based on the share of adults age 25 and older with an associate degree or higher degree in 2019. The national average is 41.7%. In Massachusetts, 52.4% have an associate degree or higher; in Colorado, 51.1%; and in Minnesota, 48.8%. A broader evaluation of state higher education system performance identified the three top performing states as Florida, Washington, and California. In addition to considering the share of students who complete post-secondary two- and four-year college programs within 150% of . . .
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