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Wisconsin ranks 11th in nation for public education

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Wisconsin (WQOW) - Wisconsin ranks in the top 25% of the nation when it comes to the quality of public education.

The website 24/7 Wall St ranked the Badger State 11th in the nation in a new report.

In the study, Wisconsin was found to have a high school graduation rate of 88.6%. It also has education spending that amounts to $11,968 per student, and a preschool participation rate of 37.1%.

Wisconsin trails Minnesota and Nebraska among Midwest states.

The study examined measures such as high school graduation rates, preschool participation and per-pupil funding.

RankStateHigh School Graduation RatePublic School Spending per Pupil% of 3- and 4-year-olds in Preschool% of Adults With Bachelor's Degrees
1Massachusetts88.3%$16,19758.4%44.5%
2New Jersey90.5%$18,92062.1%40.8%
3Connecticut87.9%$19,32261.7%39.6%
4New Hampshire88.9%$15,68357.6%36.8%
5Vermont89.1%$18,29061.7%38.7%
6Wyoming86.2%$16,53745%26.9%
7Minnesota82.7%$12,64749.6%36.7%
8Nebraska89.1%$12,57943.3%32.4%
9Pennsylvania86.6%$15,79846.9%31.8%
10Virginia86.9%$11,88648.1%39.3%
11Wisconsin88.6%$11,96837.1%30%
12Illinois87%$15,33754.2%35.1%
13Maryland87.7%$14,84847.6%40.8%
14Maine86.9%$13,69053.5%31.5%
15Iowa91%$11,46145.4%29%
16New York81.8%$23,09155%37.2%
17Colorado79.1%$9,80949.9%41.7%
18Indiana83.8%$10,04537.7%27.1%
19Ohio84.2%$12,64543.6%29.0%
20Montana85.8%$11,44341.4%31.7%
21Delaware86.9%$15,30248.7%31.3%
22Utah86%$7,17938%34.9%
23Florida82.3%$9,07549.9%30.4%
24Washington79.4%$11,98945%36.7%
25North Carolina86.6%$9,07243.8%31.9%
26Missouri88.3%$10,58947%29.5%
27South Dakota83.7%$9,93937.8%29.2%
28Rhode Island84.1%$15,94333.9%34.4%
29Kentucky89.7%$10,12142.7%24.8%
30Kansas86.5%$10,96145.8%33.8%
31North Dakota87.2%$13,76038.5%29.7%
32Tennessee89.8%$9,18435.3%27.5%
33Idaho79.7%$7,48636%27.7%
34Arkansas88.0%$9,96745.4%23.3%
35California82.7%$12,14345.6%34.2%
36Texas89.7%$9,37538.7%30.3%
37Georgia80.6%$10,20546.1%31.9%
38Michigan80.2%$11,90743.5%29.6%
39Oregon76.7%$11,26445.2%34%
40Mississippi83%$8,77145.1%23.2%
41South Carolina83.6%$10,59039.1%28.3%
42Hawaii82.7%$14,32244.2%33.5%
43Alaska78.2%$17,83844.3%30.2%
44Oklahoma82.6%$7,94041.4%25.6%
45Arizona78%$8,00335.1%29.7%
46Alabama89.3%$9,51140.9%25.5%
47West Virginia89.4%$11,55434.6%21.3%
48Nevada80.9%$9,32035.1%24.9%
49Louisiana78.1%$11,19948.3%24.3%
50New Mexico71.1%$9,88140.4%27.7%

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

McKenna Alexander

McKenna Alexander is the weekend anchor and a multimedia journalist for News 18. She started in June 2019. She was born in San Francisco, but spent the majority of her life growing up in Dallas.

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