State Technology and Science Index | Top 10 Slideshow
Top 10 Slideshow
Massachusetts ranks No. 1 in the 2018 edition of the State Technology and Science Index, maintaining its top spot since 2002.
Colorado ranks No. 2 in this year's STSI, maintaining its rank from the 2016 edition. Colorado's score remains remarkably stable from 2016, scoring 80.08 for 2018, only a 0.32-point decrease.
Maryland retains its third-place ranking on the 2018 STSI. The state scores 79.24 overall; this is a decrease of 1.07 points from 2016.
California ranks fourth in this year's edition of the STSI. With a score of 78.08 points, the state increased 2.13 points from the 2016 STSI.
Utah jumps from No. 8 to No. 5 in this year's STSI. The state score is 75.27 points, which is a 6.13-point increase from the 2016 STSI ranking.
Washington drops one rank to sixth for this edition of the 2018 STSI. Washington scores 74.6 points, an increase of 2.76 points from last year, and improves its placement on four of the five sub-indexes.
Delaware makes gains in this edition of the STSI, moving from tenth to seventh. Delaware scores 66.13, representing an increase of 0.75 points from 2016.
Minnesota drops one spot to end up eighth on the 2018 STSI. After a strong performance in 2016, Minnesota's score decreased by 6.47 points to 63.11.
New Hampshire gains two ranks climbing from eleventh to ninth on the STSI this year, scoring 62.34.
Oregon breaks into the Top 10 for the first time, rising three spots from No. 13 to tenth. Oregon scores 61.76 on the STSI for 2018.