Metro Boston 6th Most Educated Area

Metro Boston 6th Most Educated Area

In order to locate where the most educated Americans are choosing to settle, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 150 largest U.S. metropolitan statistical areas, or MSAs, across nine key metrics. Our data set ranges from the percentage of adults aged 25 and older with at least a bachelor’s degree to the educational attainment gap between women and men.

Metro Boston 6th Most Educated Area


Educational Characteristics of Boston-Cambridge-Newton (1=Most Educated; 75=Avg.)

  • 21st – % of High-School Diploma Holders
  • 7th – % of Bachelor’s Degree Holders
  • 20rd – % of Associate’s Degree Holders or College-Experienced Adults
  • 6th – % of Graduate or Professional Degree Holders
  • 31st – Public-School-System Ranking
  • 9th – Average Quality of Universities
  • 15th – Number of Enrolled Students in Top 200 Universities per Capita

2016’s Most Educated Cities

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

For the full report, please go here.

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