When it comes to smarts, there can be a lot of determining factors. One person who may not be very book-smart could be pretty street-smart for example. While book-smart and street-smart are two different types of smart, most people tend to be smart or clever in one form or another.

There may not be a compiled list of those that have street-smarts, at least, not that we are aware of. However, there is a list of all 50 states that are ranked from smartest to dumbest according to roadsnacks.net. The factors for the smartest versus the dumbest states in the nation combine the percentages of adults with or without a high school diploma and those without a college degree.

Is Colorado Full of Dummies?

It is no secret that Colorado has some of the best schools and colleges in the western United States. With that in mind, you would certainly think that Colorado is full of a bunch of smart people, right?

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You would be correct. The list of the Dumbest States in America from roadsnacks.net doesn't even place Colorado in the bottom eighty percent of dumbest states.


Colorado students have a high rate of graduation in high school and those that do drop out of school only account for eight percent statewide. The percentage of Colorado students who seek and achieve higher education rank second in the nation at 44 percent. The only other state that is ranked better than Colorado in higher education is Massachusetts at 46 percent.

The dumbest state in the nation on the list is Nevada. With a high school dropout rate of 13 percent and a 26 percent rate of 26 percent of highly educated adults. See the full list of the dumbest states in the nation at roadsnacks.net.

These Are The 5 Richest Schools in Colorado

Colorado is a beautiful place to work and play, but it's also a great place to go to school. Some of Colorado's wealthiest schools and colleges date back to the late 1800s and have added up lots of money from gifts, tuition, and endowments. Take a look at the five wealthiest schools in the Centennial State.

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Colorado Remembers This Most About Elementary School

How well do you remember your elementary school career? Do you ever reflect on it? Can you recall your first-grade teacher's name?

According to the website ProTeacher Community, even some professional teachers can't recall much about their elementary school years. One teacher, Daphne333 said, "I can't remember most of my elementary school career. Well, junior high either." Another teacher, PCSLackey, would prefer not to remember that era of their life. The shared, "I don't even remember all my teachers' names. I remember isolated events from elementary school - mostly either traumatic or encouraging in nature."

I asked on Facebook, "What do you remember about elementary school?" Here's a look at a number of replies out of Colorado.

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