How to get Text of Dropdown Selected Option in jQuery

Using the val() we can get the value associated to an element.
In some cases we may need to get text associated to that element; for example in a dropdown we may need to get the text for displaying on Screen.
So lets see How to get Text of Dropdown Selected Option in jQuery.

How to get Text of Dropdown Selected Option in jQuery

We have a dropdown with States and their codes.

Now to get the text of the selected option we use the following syntax

In our case it will be

So if 3rd Option is selected we will get the text as “Florida”.

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