Good news guys, we’re number one!
Bad news, it’s for having the least education statehouse nationwide, according to a study by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Of Arkansas’ 135 legislators (many who make $100,000-plus for their legislative positions), 25 percent have had no formal college experience at all, as compared to the national average of 9 percent.
Specifically, 60.4 percent of our state legislators have received, at the very least, a bachelor’s degree, whereas the national rate is approximately 75 percent. However, the legislators are still far beyond the general Arkansan where 53 percent of the population has no college education and only 13 percent has received a bachelor’s degree.