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These are the most educated cities in the US in 2020

Dave_BerryDave_Berry CC Admissions Expert 511 replies3097 threads CC Admissions Expert
"The most educated city in the U.S. is in Michigan, according to one report.

Earlier this week, WalletHub published a report that found the most educated cities in the U.S., and Ann Arbor, Michigan, was at the top of the list.

Ann Arbor is the home of several universities, most famously the University of Michigan.

For its calculation, the personal finance website looked at the 150 most populated metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) in the U.S. and analyzed them based on 11 measurements within two categories: “Educational Attainment” and 'Quality of Education and Attainment Gap.'"

https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/most-educated-us-cities-2020-wallethub?utm_source=whatfinger
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  • ChoatieMomChoatieMom 5830 replies271 threads Senior Member
    Go Blue! Totally not surprised. ;)
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  • sushirittosushiritto 5485 replies21 threads Senior Member
    ^^^Agree.

    #2 is my neck of the woods. I may be bringing down the curve here though. 🤷‍♂️
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  • Eeyore123Eeyore123 2090 replies25 threads Senior Member
    Calling people that went to Michigan educated is really stretching the definition of educated. On Wisconsin!
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  • PublisherPublisher 11632 replies155 threads Senior Member
    A bit surprised that Wash DC, Northern Virginia, Maryland region was not at the top of the list.
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 83947 replies745 threads Senior Member
    Publisher wrote: »
    A bit surprised that Wash DC, Northern Virginia, Maryland region was not at the top of the list.

    "Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV" was #3.
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  • PublisherPublisher 11632 replies155 threads Senior Member
    edited July 25
    Thank you. I did see the list.

    This is the primary reason that the University of Michigan has become the most interesting school in the nation to me. Lots of young, intelligent, educated folks.

    But, with respect to the working world, Wash DC & NOVA & Md. have the sharpest folks in the nation in my experience.
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  • MWolfMWolf 2802 replies14 threads Senior Member
    edited July 25
    Eeyore123 wrote: »
    Calling people that went to Michigan educated is really stretching the definition of educated. On Wisconsin!

    The people of Columbus, OH fully endorse this statement.

    But in all seriousness, there is something wrong with their methodology, if Peoria, IL is on the list, but Urbana, IL, is not
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 83947 replies745 threads Senior Member
    edited July 25
    MWolf wrote: »
    Eeyore123 wrote: »
    Calling people that went to Michigan educated is really stretching the definition of educated. On Wisconsin!

    The people of Columbus, OH fully endorse this statement.

    But in all seriousness, there is something wrong with their methodology, if Peoria, IL is on the list, but Urbana, IL, is not

    The WalletHub page says that they used the 150 largest metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs).

    Looks like (by population) Peoria is #135 and Ann Arbor is #147, while Champaign-Urbana is #202.

    Since Ann Arbor is relatively small (among the included MSAs) but with a big university, it is not surprising that it does well on the measures based on percentage of population over age 25 with various levels of education.
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  • MWolfMWolf 2802 replies14 threads Senior Member
    @ucbalumnus Makes sense.
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  • LindagafLindagaf 11009 replies593 threads Super Moderator
    I can’t link the original wallet hub article, but google it. It also shows least educated, as well as biggest gender gaps and other interesting stats.
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  • FaithaboveFaithabove 64 replies0 threads Junior Member
    edited July 26
    Well said Private Banker.
    I'd add also not the "most common sense". Sometimes those with degrees, are most "elitist" as in look down at those without degrees. :neutral:
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  • RichInPittRichInPitt 2492 replies42 threads Senior Member
    ucbalumnus wrote: »
    The WalletHub page says that they used the 150 largest metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs).
    Perhaps a UM grad chose the 150 cutoff, with Ann Arbor conveniently at 147.

    Go to 200, you have Lafayette/West Lafayette with a fellow Big 10 of nearly the same size in terms of students and faculty, but barely 60% the population.

    Go further down, you have 1/2 size Cornell in an MSA less than 1/3 Ann Arbor, Morgantown/U, or State College, PA - 90,000 students, MSA of 162,000}
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  • MWolfMWolf 2802 replies14 threads Senior Member
    Eeyore123 wrote: »
    @RichInPitt any good researcher knows that it is important to pick the data that supports your conclusion.

    Yup 😂😂😂
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  • RichInPittRichInPitt 2492 replies42 threads Senior Member
    Eeyore123 wrote: »
    @RichInPitt any good researcher knows that it is important to pick the data that supports your conclusion.

    Yes, 200 is obviously the correct cutoff.

    (Boiler Up!)
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  • whidbeyite2002whidbeyite2002 316 replies1 threads Member
    Two areas in which I’ve lived (Seattle and Boston) are in the top 10, so it must be accurate.
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  • MWolfMWolf 2802 replies14 threads Senior Member
    Two areas in which I’ve lived (Seattle and Boston) are in the top 10, so it must be accurate.

    On the other hand, two place where I have lived which are highly educated, are too small to be included, so it must be wrong. 😄
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