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Which States are Seeing the Biggest Interest in Homeschooling Amongst Parents?
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Which States are Seeing the Biggest Interest in Homeschooling Amongst Parents?

by Scott Winstead,, Jan 26, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken up the face of education and caused many parents to reassess their choice of schooling for their children.

Whether parents are experiencing safety concerns of exposure to the coronavirus, dissatisfaction with the quality of education kids are receiving, or even philosophical differences with school leadership, the outcome is the same — interest in homeschool has soared since the start of the pandemic.

One study found 72.2% of families who started homeschooling their kids during the pandemic wouldn’t be returning to public schools. Another study prior to the start of the 2021-2022 school year revealed that 9% of parents who weren’t previously homeschooling their kids were planning to give it a shot this year.

Additionally, many homeschooling coalitions have been reporting a massive increase in calls and emails from parents who want to learn more about potentially homeschooling their children.

And with no end in sight to this pandemic and more school closures potentially on the horizon due to the Omicron variant, many parents are still considering the switch to homeschooling as we head into 2022.

But is this growing interest in homeschooling something that’s consistent all across the United States? Or is it more prevalent in some regions of the country than others?

We partnered with Mindnet Analytics, a data science consulting firm, to compare interest in homeschooling across all 50 states, combining search trends with publicly available demographic data.

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State Rankings of Homeschooling Interest

State Interest Score
Alaska 100
Idaho 95
Vermont 92
South Dakota 91
Arkansas 88
Delaware 87
Kansas 87
Montana 87
New Mexico 87
West Virginia 87
Hawaii 86
Missouri 86
South Carolina 86
Tennessee 86
Maryland 85
Oregon 85
Virginia 85
Iowa 84
Kentucky 84
Mississippi 84
New Hampshire 84
North Carolina 84
Washington 84
Wyoming 84
Louisiana 83
Maine 83
Nebraska 83
New York 83
Ohio 83
Oklahoma 83
Wisconsin 83
Alabama 82
Georgia 82
Minnesota 82
Arizona 81
Colorado 81
Connecticut 81
Illinois 81
Michigan 81
Pennsylvania 81
North Dakota 80
Utah 80
California 79
Florida 79
Indiana 79
Massachusetts 79
Nevada 79
Texas 79
New Jersey 78
Rhode Island 77
District of Columbia 76

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