Education Statistics By State

State Labor Force Part. Rate SAT Math Scores Teachers' Salaries Hours per Year Students Are In School Annual Education Expenditures per Capita Percent Teachers Wigh MS Degrees Federal Obligations to Universities Percent of  Females Who Are  University Graduates
Alabama  59.7  526  27,910  1,220  2942.29  52.2  328,938  25.5 
Alaska  67.1  477  47,081  1,158  9776.41  33.6  35,143  10.4 
Arizona  63.6  497  32,897  1,126  3421.61  40.4  228,959  23.7 
Arkansas  65.1  519  28,019  1,204  2439.92  31.9  124,118  20.1 
California  65.7  484  42,032  1,109  3978.45  32.8  3,967,844  21.0 
Colorado  70.6  509  34,053  1,149  3418.99  50.4  354,375  30.7 
Connecticut  74.4  474  49,595  1,137  4443.02  61.9  266,051  27.8 
Delaware  70.4  465  36,770  1,192  4092.90  42.2  36,985  32.6 
District of Columbia 78.1  441  38,750  1,104  6935.39  51.7  355,473  72.8 
Florida  69.9  466  31,628  1,195  3412.17  35.8  430,172  19.4 
Georgia  70.5  445  31,093  1,202  3213.36  47.1  378,082  18.9 
Hawaii  68.0  478  37,027  1,099  4597.48  17.2  83,720  20.3 
Idaho  65.5  507  27,570  1,105  2852.09  23.2  57,715  21.8 
Illinois  64.7  541  39,165  1,140  3293.58  41.8  1,206,643  27.4 
Indiana  66.1  460  38,017  1,185  2993.85  79.0  322,053  30.9 
Iowa  72.4  583  30,584  1,227  3416.89  31.2  255,508  40.1 
Kansas  70.6  548  33,639  1,183  3199.99  40.2  130,742  32.7 
Kentucky  57.3  522  31,968  1,179  2946.69  54.7  167,503  20.5 
Louisiana  56.1  527  26,472  1,180  3350.68  32.9  273,413  23.0 
Maine  65.6  463  30,720  1,101  3628.44  26.8  47,358  27.5 
Maryland  72.9  478  39,738  1,157  3716.45  53.2  870,830  23.2 
Massachusetts  71.5  476  39,844  1,106  4104.51  49.4  1,302,765  43.2 
Michigan  64.2  528  43,992  1,128  3603.62  57.1  554,145  27.0 
Minnesota  76.9  556  36,200  1,128  4250.02  32.7  304,244  32.9 
Mississippi  59.5  521  24,741  1,248  2695.87  43.2  157,691  20.3 
Missouri  68.9  532  29,859  1,158  2663.86  43.0  323,817  30.9 
Montana  69.0  516  28,949  1,157  3503.02  25.7  52,384  38.1 
Nebraska  73.1  544  29,156  1,171  3266.98  31.9  100,068  35.1 
Nevada  71.5  488  34,640  1,110  3740.07  41.4  33,046  12.5 
New Hampshire  71.3  487  34,449  1,152  3057.74  38.3  82,366  39.1 
New Jersey  66.3  473  44,668  1,117  4093.46  34.4  352,935  19.3 
New Mexico  62.1  525  26,757  1,168  3358.76  44.6  721,117  21.1 
New York  59.7  471  45,281  1,173  5457.12  63.2  1,684,012  31.7 
North Carolina  70.3  453  29,815  1,173  3035.26  34.7  534,478  24.8 
North Dakota  70.9  583  25,596  1,150  3541.28  15.1  79,088  40.4 
Ohio  65.1  505  35,128  1,156  3194.63  41.3  577,107  27.1 
Oklahoma  66.2  530  26,449  1,139  2908.26  41.5  159,219  28.0 
Oregon  70.7  492  35,976  1,129  3631.26  40.1  211,371  29.5 
Pennsylvania  62.0  460  42,215  1,175  3192.89  48.4  976,702  32.8 
Rhode Island  71.6  464  38,082  1,109  3867.15  53.2  96,226  49.5 
South Carolina  63.7  442  29,596  1,212  3138.01  45.8  151,808  21.3 
South Dakota  74.3  558  24,493  1,150  2949.53  19.8  47,511  35.0 
Tennessee  63.3  531  29,760  1,223  2757.08  43.8  349,349  23.0 
Texas  64.8  472  30,392  1,239  2895.44  31.7  885,672  21.9 
Utah  63.8  549  27,409  1,138  3015.33  22.6  231,720  40.2 
Vermont  72.9  467  35,355  1,129  3864.55  36.2  65,626  46.6 
Virginia  67.6  469  32,850  1,159  3318.70  34.4  427,093  25.1 
Washington  68.6  486  36,417  1,136  3810.26  32.0  422,139  26.4 
West Virginia  49.3  485  30,763  1,207  2865.60  47.0  195,457  26.2 
Wisconsin  70.9  551  37,034  1,228  3672.24  34.8  378,276  33.5 
Wyoming  67.7  507  31,321  1,124  5063.84  29.5  23,321  22.7 

Of the 7 following graphs, 3 show no correlation, and 4 show a mild to strong correlation.  The ones with no correlation are:

  1. SAT Scores vs. federal obligations to universities, by state.
  2. SAT Scores vs. the amount of time students are in school, by state.
  3. SAT Scores vs. the percent of females in the labor force.
The ones which correlate are:
  1. SAT Scores vs. teachers' salaries, which shows the strongest correlation--SAT Scores increase 1 point for each $200 decrease in teachers' annual salaries.
  2. SAT Scores vs. percent of teachers with MS degress shows the next strongest correlation--SAT Scores decrease 1 point for each 1% increase in the percent of teachers with MS degrees.
  3. SAT Scores vs. the number of female university graduates, which shows a medium correlation.
  4. SAT Scores vs. the annual expenditures per capita for education shows the weakest correlation.

ChartObject SAT Scores v. Female University Graduates

ChartObject SAT Scores v. Federal Obligations to States

ChartObject SAT Scores v. Percent of Teachers With MS Degrees

ChartObject SAT Scores v. Education Costs

ChartObject SAT Scores v. Total Hours/Year in School

ChartObject SAT Scores v. Teachers' Salaries

ChartObject SAT Scores vs. Percent of Females in the Labor Force

Last Updated on 11/28/98
By FM