Top States Where Dow CEOs Went to College

These six states are home to lots of top-notch schools

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Dow Leaderboard 185x185 Top States Where Dow CEOs Went to CollegeThere are a few high-profile examples of chief executives who either didn’t go or didn’t finish college — most of whom started their own business. Michael Dell of Dell Inc. (DELL) never finished his stay at University of Texas, while Microsoft (MSFT) founder Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard, as did Facebook’s (FB) Mark Zuckerberg.

But those folks are exceptions — not the rule.

In fact, every CEO that’s currently leading a Dow Jones company has earned at least an undergraduate degree.

With that in mind, we took a look at the current chief executives at companies in the Dow 30 and tallied up all the degrees they got in preparation for their current C-suite roles. Then, we sorted them by state to find out where today’s highest-ranking businessmen and women got the biggest chunk of their education. Take a look:


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