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New Report Outlines Which Students Have Access to Financial Literacy Education

In 2019, Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) researchers discovered that a mere 16.9% of U.S. high school students attending public schools (1 in 6) took at least a semester-long personal finance course that was required for graduation. For one year, the NGPF researchers studied 11,000+ US high school course catalogs to determine which states had the highest percentage of students graduating with a personal finance course under their belts in 2018-2019; how socioeconomic status impacted who had access to financial education; and what are the roles - and limitations - of state legislation and grassroots advocacy in pushing for universal access.

To read the report and search the interactive map of schools across the nation, click here.

Kathleen Taylor