Best States No. 4: Colorado
Colorado is No. 3 in the percentage of the adult population with a bachelor degree or higher (36.7 percent). It's No. 6 in the share of the private sector employed in managerial, professional and technical occupations (33.4 percent), and it ranks No. 6 in employment in IT occupations in non-IT industries as a share of private sector employment (2.7 percent).
Colorado is No. 14 in the average education level of recent migrants from within the U.S. aged 25 and over. That seems surprisingly low given reports that many technology professionals are fleeing California and moving to the Rocky Mountain state. Colorado ranks No. 9 in the average level of education of recent immigrants from abroad aged 25 and older.