WalletHub Ranks Maryland as 2nd Most Educated State

A 2022 report recently published by WalletHub ranks Maryland as the second most educated state in the country.

WalletHub is a personal finance website that also publishes reports and comparative data on consumer-related topics. On February 14, the site published a new report analyzing educational statistics and ranking the states based on attainment, achievement gaps, and quality of education.

How Maryland Compares

  • Overall, Maryland was ranked second most-educated, taking first place in quality of education and third place in educational attainment.

  • The study also found that Maryland has the third highest percentage of bachelor’s degree holders and the second highest percentage of graduate or professional-degree holders in the country.


The report evaluated educational status in the following manner:

In this study, WalletHub compared all 50 states across 18 metrics that examined the key factors of a well-educated population: educational attainment, school quality and achievement gaps between genders and races.

Read the full WalletHub report.