Education

Education Level

These two variables were used to determine a total score and consequent ranking:
1. Percentage of the adult population with a high school diploma or higher.
2. Percentage of the adult population with a bachelor's degree.

 

Education CITY FINAL RANK
1 Seattle, WA 2
2 Plano, TX 54
3 Raleigh, NC 13
4 Portland, OR 9.5
5 Colorado Springs, CO 25
6 Lincoln, NE 20
7 Washington, DC 1
8 Atlanta, GA 4
9 Charlotte, NC 31.5
10 Honolulu CDP, HI 27
11 Lexington-Fayette, KY 23
12 Minneapolis, MN 3
13 San Francisco, CA 6
14 Anchorage, AK 53
15.5 San Diego, CA 38.5
15.5 Virginia Beach, VA 35
17 Pittsburgh, PA 5
18.5 Boston, MA 12
18.5 Henderson, NV 63
20 Omaha, NE 42
21 Columbus, OH 16
22 St. Paul, MN 7
23.5 Austin, TX 21
23.5 Greensboro, NC 38.5
25.5 Albuquerque, NM 43
25.5 Denver, CO 8
27 Nashville-Davidson, TN 22
28 Wichita, KS 48
29 Fort Wayne, IN 46
30 Kansas City, MO 17
31 San Jose, CA 50.5
32 Tulsa, OK 24
33 Tampa, FL 19
34 New Orleans, LA 15
35 Cincinnati, OH 11
36 Louisville-Jefferson Co., KY 40
37 Oklahoma City, OK 36
38 Jacksonville, FL 49
39 Mesa, AZ 65
40 Chicago, IL 28
41 Oakland, CA 37
42 New York City, NY 26
43 Indianapolis, IN 34
44 Arlington, TX 71
45 Sacramento, CA 45
46 St. Louis, MO 9.5
47 Aurora, CO 74
48 Tucson, AZ 33
49 Baltimore, MD 18
50 Long Beach, CA 68
51 Glendale, AZ 66
52 Philadelphia, PA 31.5
53 Buffalo, NY 41
54 Los Angeles, CA 61
55 Memphis, TN 55
56 Toledo, OH 47
58 Dallas, TX 44
58 Fort Worth, TX 50.5
58 Houston, TX 60
60.5 Phoenix, AZ 58
60.5 San Antonio, TX 62
62 Milwaukee, WI 29.5
63 Corpus Christi, TX 69.5
64 Las Vegas, NV 52
65 El Paso, TX 69.5
66 Anaheim, CA 72
67 Riverside, CA 59
68 Fresno, CA 64
69 Bakersfield, CA 73
70 Miami, FL 29.5
71 Detroit, MI 56
72 Cleveland, OH 14
73 Stockton, CA 75
74 Newark, NJ 57
75 Santa Ana, CA 67