One in five Connecticut legislators does not have a college degree, according to a report released Sunday by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
New Hampshire has the least formally educated statehouse, with 43 percent of their 424 legislators having no college degree. Connecticut falls in line with the national average in the percent of legislators with no degree — 18 percent — but far above the national average in the number that have gone past their bachelor’s degree.
Connecticut legislators did attend school outside their home state more often then other state legislators — with 34 percent leaving the state to go to college. But for those legislators that did stay in Connecticut, they overwhelmingly attended the University of Connecticut.