Study: Kentucky and Indiana rank low on 'smartest state' list

Posted at 7:23 AM, Nov 24, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18/WAVE) — According to a study done by, Kentucky and Indiana are near the bottom of the 'Smartest State Ranking' list.

WAVE reported that the study put Kentucky in the bottom ten states, which means, on average, the population is not collectively intelligent.

Indiana was placed at no. 38 on the list, while Kentucky was placed at no. 42.

According to the study, only 14 percent of people in Kentucky, that are 25 and older, have bachelor's degrees. The average SAT score in Kentucky is 1,232.

Despite these statistics, Kentucky does have a 90 percent high school graduation rate, according to WAVE.

For Indiana, 17 percent of the population, that are 25 and older, have bachelor's degrees. But, the average state SAT score in Indiana is only 1,080. They also have an average high school graduation rate of 84 percent.

The least intelligent state, according to the study, is Idaho.