Preparation

The preparation category measures how well a state's K–12 schools prepare students for education and training beyond high school. The opportunities that residents have to enroll in and benefit from higher education depend heavily on the performance of their state's K–12 educational system.

Preparation

A

Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Vermont.

B

llinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin.

C

Alaska, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming.

D

Alabama, Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico.

F

None.

Massachusetts is the top-performing state in preparation.