The student teacher ratio has been a hot topic issue in education for many years. What research has shown is that it can play a very significant role in graduation rates in schools across the US. The higher a student to teacher ratio is, the lower the quality of teaching and education for that student is. With a lower student to teacher ratio, students have a better chance to succeed in school leading to higher graduation rates. A high student to teacher ratio means each teacher has to handle a larger number of students and isn't able to give that much one on one time and attention. This map from AAAstateofplay shows the states in the US with the highest and lowest student to teacher ratios. According to this map the town with the lowest student/teacher ratio is Mullin, Texas with a ratio of 6:1. The town with the highest student/teacher ratio is Maumee, Ohio, with a ratio of 41:1. The more students a teacher has can make it difficult to adapt their teaching styles to each student's unique needs and abilities. This can lead to students being left behind and not succeeding in their studies. This all has a great impact on the graduation rate and also college applications.