Ann Arbor Ranked As America's Most Educated City

July 24, 2018 - 9:04 am

ANN ARBOR (WWJ) - When it comes to America's most educated cities, Ann Arbor is at the head of the class.  

The latest WalletHub survey of 150 American cities finds Ann Arbor with the highest share of bachelor's degree holders aged 25 and older, as well as the highest percentage of residents with high school, associate and graduate degrees.

At the same time, Ann Arbor ranked among cities with the largest racial education gender gap -- the difference in the percentage of black bachelor degree holders compared to their white counterparts.

Cross-state rival East Lansing checked in at number 23, metro Detroit is at number 84 and Flint is at number 120.

Most Educated Cities 

  1. Ann Arbor, MI 
  2. Washington, DC
  3. San Jose, CA
  4. Durham, NC
  5. San Francisco, CA
  6. Madison, WI
  7. Boston, MA
  8. Austin, TX
  9. Seattle, WA
  10. Bridgeport, CT

Least Educated Cities

  1. Visalia, CA  
  2. Brownsville, TX
  3. McAllen, TX
  4. Bakersfield, CA
  5. Modesto, CA
  6. Hickory, NC
  7. Salinas, CA
  8. Stockton, CA
  9. Fresno, CA
  10. Ocala, FL 

To view the full report, click here.