CFED Scorecard

CFED Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

Overall Performance
Overall and Issue Area Policy Ranks

The 2016 Scorecard assesses states on 69 policies. Each of the 69 policies is drawn from the five issue areas in the Scorecard: Financial Assets & Income, Businesses & Jobs, Housing & Homeownership, Health Care and Education. Each policy assess states on a binary scale – yes or no. States are ranked on the number of policies each has adopted, relative to the other 50 states and the District of Columbia, within each of the five issue areas and overall.

Both the overall and issue area ranks are derived by calculating the sum of all policies each state has adopted as a percentage of all policies for which data was available. As a result, states are not penalized for a lack of available data, and are instead assessed on a relative scale. The state with the highest percentage of policies adopted is ranked 1st; the state with the lowest percentage is ranked 51st. Like the outcome measure rankings, when two states receive the same overall score or average issue area rank, each state receives the same rank. The next-best performing state is then ranked as if the tie had not occurred.

By Issue Area
StateOverallFinancial Assets & IncomeBusinesses & JobsHousing & HomeownershipHealth CareEducation
Alabama 47 38 46 41 44 36
Alaska 46 40 46 41 20 33
Arizona 23 28 17 20 20 23
Arkansas 20 20 27 33 7 17
California 11 6 3 20 1 41
Colorado 4 6 6 7 1 9
Connecticut 2 5 6 7 7 3
Delaware 20 31 27 7 20 9
District of Columbia 14 2 13 33 20 33
Florida 27 31 17 3 44 33
Georgia 28 20 27 33 44 17
Hawaii 33 31 6 41 20 40
Idaho 37 40 27 20 20 31
Illinois 15 12 36 7 1 23
Indiana 37 20 46 41 20 31
Iowa 32 16 27 20 7 50
Kansas 34 19 36 33 7 41
Kentucky 42 38 17 41 20 36
Louisiana 28 20 36 33 20 17
Maine 9 6 6 7 20 9
Maryland 1 1 17 1 7 1
Massachusetts 13 6 6 20 7 23
Michigan 23 28 17 20 20 23
Minnesota 9 6 13 3 20 9
Mississippi 50 40 36 50 20 46
Missouri 48 49 17 41 44 41
Montana 45 40 27 7 20 49
Nebraska 35 28 36 20 44 23
Nevada 31 46 17 7 7 22
New Hampshire 43 40 17 20 20 45
New Jersey 4 12 6 7 1 6
New Mexico 36 20 46 41 7 36
New York 4 3 13 3 5 17
North Carolina 15 12 36 3 20 9
North Dakota 30 31 46 7 7 21
Ohio 15 12 6 7 5 47
Oklahoma 18 20 27 33 20 6
Oregon 2 3 1 7 7 23
Pennsylvania 23 31 17 7 20 23
Rhode Island 8 16 3 20 7 3
South Carolina 44 31 36 20 20 47
South Dakota 49 49 27 20 20 51
Tennessee 40 49 36 33 20 5
Texas 40 46 36 20 20 16
Utah 37 40 27 41 20 15
Vermont 11 6 3 1 20 41
Virginia 23 16 13 41 44 23
Washington 7 20 1 7 7 8
West Virginia 20 31 46 33 7 1
Wisconsin 18 20 17 20 44 9
Wyoming 51 46 36 51 44 39

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