In terms of college education, do state legislators accurately represent their constituents? The Chronicle of Higher Education wanted to know the answer and researched the degrees – or lack thereof – of more than 7,000 lawmakers. An interactive map has a state-by-state breakdown.
According to the map, IU and Purdue’s main campuses account for 68 of our legislators’ degrees, and the vast majority were educated right here in the state. Although, five of our representatives sought higher education in California and just two were educated in New York (state). It also indicates 13% of our legislators did not attend college, while 35% gained advanced degrees.
See the map for yourself to find out how many legislators went to your alma mater.