Boise is among the top fifty most educated cities in America, ahead of places like Reno, Las Vegas, and Spokane.  

To come up with the most educated cities, Wallethub looked at a dozen metrics in education, including what diplomas or degrees we've earned, the quality of public schools and colleges, and the racial education gap, among other things.

The home of the Michigan Wolverines - Ann Arbor, Michigan - came out in first place with a score of 92 out of 100. The rest of the top ten scored between 65 and 77 points.

The Most Educated Cities in America:

1. Ann Arbor (Mich.)
2. Washington DC-Arlington-Alexandria (Va.-Md.-W. Va.)
3. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (Calif.)
4. Durham-Chapel Hill (NC)
5. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward (Calif.)
6. Madison (Wis.)
7. Boston-Cambridge-Newton (Mass.-NH)
8. Austin-Round Rock (Texas)
9. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (Wash.)
10. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk (Conn.)

Boise ranked 45th, with a score of 52 out of 100.  Not terrible.  We ranked highest for the quality of our schools, and a little lower for the number of people who hold college degrees here. Boise State is about to get cranked up again so that graduation number will increase in a few months.

Wallethub didn't rank all of our neighbors, but we do know that Ogden-Clearfield, UT came in at number 71, and Salt Lake City was 40th.  In Washington, Seattle was 9th and Spokane was 46th.  And in Oregon, Portland ranked the highest at number 15 and Eugene came in at number 38.

Classes start at Boise State August 20th!  We'll be leap-frogging Salt Lake City in no time.

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