July 18, 2023

Florida is Tops in Education

FSU, a large brick building

The quality of a community’s schools can be central to a family’s aspirations. And though public education has largely been a local matter for school boards and states that allocate most of schools’ funding, the federal government has played a large role for the past several decades.

In evaluating the best states for education – one of eight categories driving the overall Best States rankings – U.S. News examined metrics tied to both higher education and the space from pre-kindergarten through high school. Learn more about the best states for education below, and see the Best States methodology for a detailed look at the data behind the Best States rankings.