Mar 27, 2023

NEW 2023 State of Financial Education Report

With Financial Literacy Month right around the corner, access to financial education is under the microscope. Good news: more schools, districts, and entire states are adopting Personal Finance graduation requirements than ever before!

See how your state stacks up with the 2023 State of Financial Education Report, NGPF’s analysis of over 12,000 U.S. public high school course catalogs in collaboration with Dr. Carly Urban, Economics Professor at Montana State University.

Hear directly from the researcher behind the report at this Thursday's NGPF Speaker Series featuring Dr. Carly Urban, the research lead for the 2023 State of Financial Education Report. 

Register here. Thursday, March 30th from 7:00pm-8:00pm Eastern. 

In the last calendar year, six new states have adopted standalone graduation requirements of at least one semester of Personal Finance. Since the report was launched just one week ago, already another state - West Virginia - has joined in bringing the total to 18 states with this policy.

One of the report's key findings is that while access is growing, in the 32 states (+ DC) without Personal Finance guarantees, gaps in access to semester-long Personal Finance courses persist along racial, socio-economic, and geographic lines.

Explore the report and join the call for all students to be guaranteed to take a personal finance course

About the Author

Hannah Rael

As NGPF's Marketing Communications Manager, Hannah (she/her) helps spread the word about NGPF's mission to improve the financial lives of the next generation of Americans.

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