The 25 Most Educated Cities In America

Ann arbor michiganSusan Montgomery / Shutterstock.comAnn Arbor: America’s most educated city.

As the 2014-2015 school year settles into a steady grind for students across the country, WalletHub has come out with a list of the most and least educated cities in the U.S.

The social finance site analysed 150 of America’s largest cities, looking at two major categories: “education level” and “quality of education,” They broke those categories into nine metrics such as the higher educational degrees of the adult population, number of doctors per capita, and the ranking of their public schools, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics, GreatSchools.org and U.S. News & World Report.

Ann Arbor, Michigan took the top spot, followed by Raleigh, North Carolina, and Durham, North Carolina. The least educated city among the top 150 was Beaumont, Texas.

Here are the top 25:

See all the rankings on WalletHub’s interactive map:

WalletHub

WalletHub also measured those statistics against annual median household incomes for the city, and found the 50 cities with highest income and high education levels.

Washington D.C. took the spot with the highest education level and highest income, while McAllen, Texas ranked last.

Here’s that graph:

WalletHub

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