Rhode Island had an overall rank of #21 out of 50 on U.S. News & World Report’s new ranking of the Best States that was released on Tuesday.

U.S. News put together the annual list with McKinsey & Company, the full report was based on 68 metrics.

Rhode Island was on the better half of the list when it came to crime and corrections (#3), healthcare (#7) and economy (#18).  On the back end of the ranks, Rhode Island landed low on the list in education (#31), opportunity (#32), infrastructure (#35) and government (#38).

In the metrics where Rhode Island landed at #1 were; Adult Wellness Visits (healthcare),  Medicare quality (healthcare) Pre-K quality (Education), low prison overpopulation (crime and corrections) and online download speed (infrastructure).

Among those metrics where Rhode Island landed at #50 were; transportation (infrastructure) and bridge quality (infrastructure) .

To see all of the rankings for Rhode Island, visit https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/rhode-island.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).