Congrat’s Ann Arbor, a WalletHub study has found that Ann Arbor is the most educated city in the United States.

The study looked at 150 of the largest metropolitan areas in the country, they evaluated each city using nine relevant metrics. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the highest educational attainment and quality of education.

According to the Wallethub study they looked at the following metrics:

Educational Attainment - Total Points: 80

  • Share of Adults Aged 25 & Older with a High School Diploma or Higher: Full Weight (~20.00 Points)
  • Share of Adults Aged 25 & Older with at Least Some College Experience or an Associate's Degree or Higher: Full Weight (~20.00 Points)
  • Share of Adults Aged 25 & Older with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher: Full Weight (~20.00 Points)
  • Share of Adults Aged 25 & Older with a Graduate or Professional Degree: Full Weight (~20.00 Points)

Quality of Education & Attainment Gap - Total Points: 20

  • Quality of Public School System: Double Weight (~5.71 Points) Note: This metric is based on GreatSchools.org’s ratings of U.S. public school systems.
  • Average Quality of Universities: Double Weight (~5.71 Points) Note: This metric is based on U.S. News & World Reports “Best Colleges” rankings.
  • Enrolled Students in Top 231 Universities per Capita: Full Weight (~2.86 Points) Note: This metric is based on U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of America’s top 200 universities.
  • Racial Education Gap*: Full Weight (~2.86 Points) Note: This metric specifically measures the difference between the percentage of black bachelor’s degree holders and the percentage of their white counterparts.
  • Gender Education Gap*: Full Weight (~2.86 Points) Note: This metric specifically measures the difference between the percentage of female bachelor’s degree holders and the percentage of their male counterparts.

The City of Ann Arbor earned a total score of 95.09 in the study, more than 16 points higher than the next metro area.

The Washington, D.C. metropolitan area ranks second, followed by San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara in California; Durham-Chapel Hill in North Carolina and Madison, Wisc., to round out the Top 5.

Do not feel so bad Lansing, East Lansing came in at a ranking of 14th with a total score of 63.78. It ranks 23rd in educational attainment and 7th in quality of education & attainment gap.

Other Michigan metropolitan areas in the study where:

No. 73: Grand Rapids-Wyoming

No. 78: Detroit-Warren-Dearborn

No. 123: Flint

As I stated above congratulations to Ann Arbor and the other cities in Michigan who ranked in the top 100.

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