Ohio has been named as one of the dumbest states in the U.S., according to a new study.
Taking into account college degrees, high school graduation, professional or advanced degrees and test scores to create a smartest states ranking, SafeHome.org ranked Ohio as #43, landing the state a spot among the ten-dumbest states.
In Ohio, 17.3% of the population aged 25 years or older has a bachelor’s degree. The state has an adjusted high school graduation rate of 84% from the class of 2017, a median SAT score of 1,097 from the 2018-19 school year, and an average of 43% of ACT takers meeting subject benchmarks, according to the study.
“While we believe things like having high test scores and earning academic degrees represent one way of understanding and quantifying how smart someone is, we acknowledge that we’re not taking into account things like emotional intelligence or common sense,” the SafeHome.org study concluded.