BY BOB HOLT
New Jersey may be smarter than a lot of states because most residents don’t pay a lot of attention to surveys. But a recent list of the smartest states in America finds New Jersey landing in the top five.
Thestreet.com ranked New Jersey as the fifth smartest state in the United States.
The site based their information on the number of people in each state with bachelor’s degrees, citing information that found people with BAs earning considerably more than those who did not have them. According to thestreet,com, 34.5 percent of New Jersey’s population has earned a bachelor’s degree. And the average SAT score for New Jerseyans was 1521.