North Carolina ranked 25 in new report


NORTH CAROLINA (WWAY) — North Carolina is ranked number 25 compared to the rest of the United States according to a new report by U.S. News and World Report.

The new report compares health care, education, crime and corrections, infrastructure, opportunity, economy and government for each state.

While North Carolina may be low in some of those categories, the state is considered one of the best for its government at number four. The state is among the top when it comes to budget balancing, credit rating, and a pension fund liability.

The state falls behind for infrastructure mostly for its energy ranking and internet access. Transportation also got a ranking of 26 in that category mostly for bridge quality.

North Carolina is number 21 in education. It falls the lowest for its 2-year college graduate rate and for college readiness. North Carolina is ranked number 17 for its economy, but within that it is considered in the top ten for growth.

According to the report, Massachusetts is considered number one and Louisiana is considered number 50.

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