The fifty states are ranked from lowest to highest, based on average in-state tuition and fees for one year of full-time study at public four-year institutions for 2015-2016. Heat map is based on five-year percentage change in inflation-adjusted tuition and fees.
Educational Achievement in the U.S.
Based on percentage of population 25 years and older with a high school diploma, bachelor's degree or an advanced degree in 2009. All fifty states and the District of Columbia are ranked highest to lowest in order of percentage of population 25 and over with an advanced degree.