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  • Writer's pictureJoanne Jacobs

Closing the gap — in North Dakota

WalletHub’s list of most and least educated states reports that North Dakota has erased the racial education gap. Some 29.4 percent of blacks 25 and older in North Dakota have a bachelor’s degree compared to 22.8 percent of white adults.


755,000 North Dakotans, less than 22,000 are black, about 2.9 percent of the population. As of 2014, 43 percent were under the age of 18.

North Dakota also has the greatest college attainment gap: 22.8 percent of women 25 and older, but only 18.2 percent of men have bachelor’s degrees.

Massachusetts, Maryland and Connecticut have the most educated residents, according to WalletHub, while Louisiana, West Virginia and Mississippi have the least educated.

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