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Most Educated Cities? Honolulu Ranks 24th
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WalletHub Study: 2015’s Most & Least Educated Cities

From Wallet Hub, August 17, 2015

With the college fall semester commencing and educational attainment having a strong connection to income level, the leading personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Most & Least Educated Cities.

To find the most appealing cities for college graduates, WalletHub 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 a bachelor’s degree or higher to the attainment gap between women and men.

Honolulu Ranks 24th

  • 30th for 'Education Level'
  • 14th for 'Quality of Education & Attainment Gap'
Most Educated Cities   Least Educated Cities
  1 Ann Arbor, MI   141 Fresno, CA
  2 Washington, DC   142 Lafayette, LA
  3 Madison, WI   143 Hickory, NC
  4 Provo, UT   144 Modesto, CA
  5 Colorado Springs, CO   145 Lakeland, FL
  6 Seattle, WA   146 Beaumont, TX
  7 Boston, MA   147 McAllen, TX
  8 Lansing, MI   148 Bakersfield, CA
  9 Minneapolis, MN   149 Visalia, CA
  10 Raleigh, NC   150 Brownsville, TX

Key Stats

  • The percentage of bachelor’s degree holders aged 25 and older in Ann Arbor, Mich., is four times higher than in Visalia, Calif.
  • The percentage of graduate or professional degree holders aged 25 and older in Ann Arbor, Mich., is six times higher than in Brownsville, Texas.
  • San Diego scored four times higher on the quality of its public schools than Springfield, Mass.
  • In Provo, Utah, the percentage of blacks aged 25 and older with a bachelor’s degree (30.9 percent) is about 5.5 percent higher than the percentage of whites (25.4 percent) with the same attributes.
  • In Anchorage, Alaska, the percentage of women aged 25 and older with a bachelor’s degree (20.9 percent) is 4.2 percent higher than the percentage of men (16.7 percent) with the same attributes.
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