Go back to Step 3: Choose Your Target States by Better Understanding the US Economy
While GDP growth is a snapshot of how an economy is doing, you will also want to know how big the core GDP of a state is to get a feel for the wealth of a state.
Would you rather go to a school in a state whose economy is large (meaning more companies, better job opportunities) than small? The answer again is obvious.
We recommend that you limit your schools to states within the top 25 GDP states. Going to schools in other states may not be worth. Some exceptions apply, so please Exceptions in Step 3.