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24. Utah

May 5, 2018 GMT

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Overall education rank: 24thAcademic performance: 16thResource availability: 51stGraduation rate: 27th (85.2%)

According to the Utah Board of Education, there are over 650,000 students enrolled in Utah’s school system, which means approximately 1 in 5 Utahns is a public school student. Out of all the states, Utah spends the least amount of money per student ($6,575) and has a high student-to-teacher ratio of 22.9, meaning that by this methodology, it has the fewest resources available for education. Despite this, and like Colorado, its strong academic performance on the Nation’s Report Card boosts Utah to the #24 spot overall.