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.

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