Best And Worst States: Workers With Post-Secondary Education


Recruiting employees is one of the biggest challenges solution providers wrestle with. And while experience usually tops the hiring criteria, most jobs in the IT world today call for a college degree.

The following are the states with the highest and the lowest percentage of adults age 25 or more with a bachelor's degree (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science) or higher. The rankings, part of a CRN analysis of the best and worst states in which to start a solution provider business, are based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau and its American Community Survey.

The states with the highest concentration of people with degrees are listed from No. 5 to No. 1. The states with the lowest concentration of people with degrees are listed from No. 46 to No. 50 -- the state with the lowest percentage of college graduates.