Major Texas cities land on list of least, most educated in the United States

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Updated 12:49 pm, Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A new WalletHub ranking of the least and most-educated metropolitan areas across the United States features plenty of appearances of by Texas cities. 

The bad news is that there are three metro areas in Texas in the bottom 10 of the 150 areas listed. The good news is that there is one major metro area in Texas in the top 10 – Austin.

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Brownsville-Harlingen and McAllen-Edinburg-Mission were ranked 149 and 150 respectively, followed by a flock of California cities. 

The Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land area is all the way down at number 79 on the list, right between Detroit and Savannah, Georgia.

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The most educated area in the country on WalletHub’s Top 150 was Ann Arbor, Michigan, which has the highest amount of bachelor’s degree holders with just over 52 percent. Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan.

Washington D.C. came in next, followed by several college towns and tech hubs with the San Jose, Calif. area, Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C., and Madison, Wisc. rounding out the top five. 

WalletHub formulated these rankings by looking at the education quality in the area and the level of educational attainment across nine different metrics. 

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This included looking specifically at the number of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree, as well as the attainment gap between genders. The amount of high school diploma holders was also tallied. 

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