Tallahassee Ranked In The Top 10 For Most Educated Cities

One Florida city is ranked in the top ten for most educated cities. According to WalletHub’s 2017 Most & Least Educated Cities in America, Tallahassee was the tenth most educated.

Analysts for the personal financing website studied 150 of the largest U.S. metropolitan statistical areas, also known as MSAs, across nine key metrics. Some of the factors in those parameters ranged from share of adults aged 25 and older with a bachelor’s degree or higher to racial education gap to the quality of public school systems.

Tallahassee came in ranked at number 10. In the break down of the metrics, Tallahassee also ranked fourth for smallest gender education gap.

Other Florida cities made the cut as well. Melbourne came in ranked 69, Sarasota was 76, Orlando 77, Naples 82, Tampa 91, Jacksonville 93, Miami 94, Pensacola 110, Fort Myers 112, Port St. Lucie 116, and Daytona 119. Note these rankings are out of 150 cities with one being the most educated and 150 being the least educated.

Unfortunately, two more cities made the least, but at the wrong end. Lakeland was ranked the 11th least educated city and Ocala the 13th.

Naples is the fourth largest city with a racial education gap. Naples alongside Ocala and Sarasota was in the top five for the largest gender education gap as well.

The study was released after Tampa was named one of the best big cities to live in.

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Allison Leslie is a University of South Florida graduate with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications. She joined Genesis in 2016. With a passion for sports, Allison has interned with 620 WDAE, Pewter Report, Trifecta Team: St. Petersburg Bowl, Bullscast, and many other publications. Being a native to the Bay Area, she has followed and supported Tampa Bay teams her whole life.