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Michigan Ranked No. 35 Smartest State in U.S.

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Posted at 8:06 AM, Nov 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-26 08:06:54-05

LANSING, Mich. — Currently, 65% of Americans think they have above average intelligence and 2 in 3 people say they are smarter than other people. Everyone can’t be right.

To help determine who is really the smartest, SafeHome.org today released a study ranking the Smartest and Dumbest States in America using the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Department of Education and the College Board.

The rankings were determined by analyzing the following four categories in every state:

Here are the findings in Michigan:

· Adults 25+ with Bachelor’s Degrees: 17.60%

· High School Graduation Rates in 2017: 80%

· Median SAT Score in 2018-2019: 1,003

· ACT takers meeting subject benchmarks: 69%

Here are the 10 Smartest States in America: New Jersey, Utah, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Montana, Virginia, Kansas, Wisconsin, Oregon and Minnesota.

Here are the 10 Least Smartest States in America: Idaho, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Louisiana, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, Ohio and Kentucky

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