Best States No. 9: Maryland
In Maryland, 44.6 percent of the labor force has a four-year college degree (No. 2) and 17.7 percent of residents over 25 have an advanced degree (No. 2).
The technology industry employs 184,100 people in Maryland, ranking it No. 16 among all states.
The Old Line State added 2,152 net tech jobs in 2017.
Maryland was ranked No. 20 in education by CNBC and No. 2 by WalletHub.