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MIAMI - JUNE 16: English teacher Radka Tomasek speaks to the class at the English Center June 16, 2006 in Miami, Florida. The school holds adult education classes that include English language classes for people who have immigrated to the United States. U.S. President George W. Bush recently said, ?Part of the greatness of America is that we've been able to help assimilate people into our society... And part of that assimilation process is English. I believe this: If you learn English, and you're a hard worker, and you have a dream, you have the capacity from going from picking crops to owning the store, or from sweeping office floors to being an office manager.? (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Ever wondered what the most educated cities in the world are? Here are the top 10 most educated cities in the U.S. and one is in our home state of North Carolina! 

Education is important, and the more education you have the better chances you’ll have once you get into the job market. Depending on where you live, some cities have more educated populations than others. These cities might surprise you.

WalletHub just came out with their list of the Most Educated Cities in the U.S., looking at 150 of the largest metropolitan areas and judging them on 11 factors, including share of adults 25 or older with a bachelor’s degree or higher, quality of public school system, quality of universities, gender education gap and more.

Top Ten Most Educated Cities in the U.S.

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

Ann Arbor, Michigan is the Most Educated City in America, with a score of 94.02 and ranking number one for education attainment and five for quality of education and attainment gap. Ann Arbor is home of the University of Michigan.

If you were wondering the least educated city in the U.S… that would be the Visalia-Porterville, California area, which scores only an 8.30 and is in the bottom five for both educational attainment and quality of education and attainment gap.

Charlotte is ranked 52nd with a total score of 56.27 and ranking 62 for educational attainment and 30 for quality of education and attainment gap.

Are you surprised with these rankings? Tweet us @TheMRLShow !

Click here to look at the full list!



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