3. College Station, TX
Home to Texas A&M University, College Station, which is located in Brazos County, is home to about 100,000 residents. It was voted by Money Magazine as one of the most educated cities in Texas.
College Station falls into an area considered the Texas Triangle as it’s in the East-Central Texas area and just northwest of Houston.
College Station was also named the 11th most educated city in the U.S. given that Texas A&M has its main campus here.
2. Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto is an area that is drawing residents with advanced degrees. About 40% of its 65,000 residents have a Master’s degree or a Doctorate and 8 in 10 residents have their Bachelor’s degree.
The Palo Alto area, known as Silicon Valley, has been voted one of the most educated cities due in part to the presence of Stanford University; it is also home to top technology companies like Apple, making it a hot-spot for California’s elite.
Additional companies in the area include technology firms and other top businesses like Facebook, VMWare, Tesla Motors, Skype, Ning, PARC, Ford Research and Innovation Center, Paypal, Pinterest, Intuit, Logitech, Palantir Technologies, Space Systems/Loral, and Hewlett-Packard.
Clearly, such companies tend to draw people with advanced degrees.
Voted as one of the most expensive cities in the United States, Palo Alto has also been voted as one of the most educated in the country. The Palo Alto area is consistently producing larger numbers of young residents eventually completing master’s degrees.
1. Raleigh, NC
Raleigh, which is located in Wake and Durham counties, has just over 2 million residents. The Raleigh-Cary area and the Durham-Chapel Hill areas form what’s known as North Carolina’s Research Triangle.
The Research Triangle Park is an area that employs residents with vast educational backgrounds. Schools include Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University.
The area is also known for its cultural facilities including the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, the Carolina Ballet, the Walnut Creek Amphitheater, which is a large music theater in Southeast Raleigh, the North Carolina Museum of Art, the North Carolina Symphony, and other cultural, historic and educational sites.