Worst States No. 50: West Virginia
West Virginia is No. 50 in the percentage of the adult population over 25 with a bachelor degree or higher (18.5 percent). It's No. 41 in the share of the private sector employed in managerial, professional and technical occupations (27.5 percent), and it ranks No. 46 in employment in IT occupations in non-IT industries as a share of private sector employment (1.1 percent).
West Virginia is No. 50 in the average education level of recent migrants from within the U.S. aged 25 and over. It's No. 48 in the average level of education of recent immigrants from abroad aged 25 and older.