The Most Educated Cities In The U.S.

We all know that a good education is important, and the more education you have the better chances you’ll have once you get into the job market. Now, it's probably not shocking to find out that some cities have a more educated population than others, although which cities they are may surprise you, or maybe not.

WalletHub just came out with their list of the Most Educated Cities in the U.S., looking at 150 of the largest metropolitan areas and judging them on 11 factors, including share of adults 25 or older with a bachelor’s degree or higher, quality of public school system, quality of universities, gender education gap and more.

With that in mind, Ann Arbor, Michigan is the Most Educated City in America, with a score of 94.02 and ranking at number one for education attainment and five for quality of education and attainment gap.

Top Ten Most Educated Cities in the U.S.

  1. Ann Arbor, MI
  2. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
  3. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
  4. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
  5. Madison, WI
  6. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
  7. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
  8. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
  9. Austin-Round Rock, TX
  10. Provo-Orem, UT 

  • As for the least educated city in the U.S., that would be the Visalia-Porterville, California area, which scores only a 8.30 and is in the bottom five for both education attainment and quality of education and attainment gap. Interestingly, while the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas area comes nearly at the bottom of the list at 148 overall, it is tops for quality of education and attainment gap.

Click here to see where your city falls on the list.


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