To View Data:

The Scorecard assesses the 50 states and the District of Columbia on 92 outcome and policy measures. These measures are grouped into five issue areas: Financial Assets & Income, Businesses & Jobs, Housing & Homeownership, Health Care, and Education. All the data is collected from the latest available data sources and compiled by CFED. For more on the methodology, click here.



Do people have access to the education and training they need to meet the challenges of a changing economy?

Education is an asset that benefits not only the educated individual, but also his or her family and community. Skills and knowledge are central determinants of earning capacity, but also are important drivers of the economy. Education also promotes civic responsibility, advances economic competitiveness and expands economic opportunity.

Outcome Measures

Policy Measures


Head Start Coverage
Math Proficiency - 8th grade
Reading Proficiency - 8th grade
High School Degree
Two-Year College Degree
Four-Year College Degree
Four-Year Degree by Race
Four-Year Degree by Income
Four-Year Degree by Gender
Average College Graduate Debt
College Graduates with Debt

Policy Priorities
Early Childhood Education
Access to Quality K-12 Education
Incentives for College Savings

Additional Policies
Postsecondary Education Financial Aid
State-Funded Head Start
WIA-Funded Workforce Training
TANF-Funded Workforce Training