Champlain College's Center for Financial Literacy, using national data, has graded all 50 states and the District of Columbia (D.C.) on their efforts to produce financially literate high school graduates. What the grading shows is that we have a long way to go before we are a financially literate nation.
2018 Survey of the States
This biennial study gives a comprehensive look into the state of K-12 economic and financial education in the United States. This report serves as an important benchmark for our progress, revealing both how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go.
Young Americans & Money
According to the survey, people in their 20s and 30s are having trouble “adulting,” or achieving financial independence. Conducted by Bank of America and USA Today, the report says less than half of the 22-26-year-olds surveyed pay their own rent (47%), health insurance (41%), or contribute to a retirement account (27%).
Who Has Access to Financial Education in America Today?
Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) research report finds that only 1 in 6 high school students nationwide required to take personal finance course to graduate.
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