2015’s States With The Highest and Lowest Dropout Rate compared the quality of education in the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia by analyzing 13 key metrics that range from student-teacher ratios, through dropout rates.

According to the study the 2015 States with the:

 Lowest Dropout Rate

  1. Iowa
  2. Nebraska/Texas/North Dakota/New Jersey/Wisconsin

Highest Dropout Rate

  1. Alaska
  2. Georgia
  3. Nevada
  4. New Mexico
  5. Oregon
  6. District of Columbia

What are the commonalities? It is not the cost per pupil because Washington DC spends more money than any state. Is it the percentage of minorities? While New Mexico has a high number of minorities, Oregon does not.