GWOP Education: Most (least) Educated Cities in America

 Source: Men’sHealth

Where is the best educated city in America?

Answer: Madison, Wisconsin.

To evaluate the education of 100 cities, Men’s Health tabulated the Department of Education’s high-school graduation rates, along with U.S. Census figures on school enrollment (kindergarten through grad school) and education levels of people over 25 (less than high school, associate’s or bachelor’s degree, graduate or professional degree).   Full list after the jump.

Most educated


1. Madison, WI A+
2. Plano, TX A+
3. Raleigh, NC A
4. Burlington, VT A
5. Seattle, WA A-
6. San Diego, CA A-
7. Honolulu, HI A-
8. Fargo, ND A-
9. Portland, ME A-
10. Lincoln, NE B+


11. Boise, ID B+
12. Columbia, SC B+
13. Colorado Springs, CO B+
14. St. Paul, MN B+
15. Minneapolis, MN B+
16. Lexington, KY B+
17. Pittsburgh, PA B
18. Virginia Beach, VA B
19. San Jose, CA B
20. San Francisco, CA B


21. Boston, MA B
22. Salt Lake City, UT B
23. Greensboro, NC B
24. Durham, NC B
25. Atlanta, GA B
26. Omaha, NE B-
27. Portland, OR B-
28. Charlotte, NC B-
29. Columbus, OH B-
30. Anchorage, AK B-


31. Austin, TX C+
32. Chesapeake, VA B-
33. Little Rock, AR B-
34. Washington, DC C+
35. Jersey City, NJ C+
36. Oakland, CA C+
37. Sioux Falls, SD C
38. Charleston, WV C
39. Winston-Salem, NC C
40. Albuquerque, NM C+


41. Nashville, TN C
42. Sacramento, CA C
43. Billings, MT C
44. Tulsa, OK C-
45. Lubbock, TX C-
46. Cheyenne, WY C-
47. Kansas City, MO C-
48. Cincinnati, OH C-
49. Manchester, NH C-
50. Denver, CO C-


51. Tampa, FL C-
52. Baton Rouge, LA C-
53. Orlando, FL C-
54. New York, NY C-
55. Chicago, IL C-
56. Fort Wayne, IN C-
57. Wichita, KS C-
58. Buffalo, NY D+
59. Providence, RI D+
60. New Orleans, LA D+


61. St. Petersburg, FL D+
62. Riverside, CA D+
63. Des Moines, IA D+
64. Tucson, AZ D+
65. Reno, NV D+
66. Richmond, VA D+
67. Los Angeles, CA D
68. Wilmington, DE D
69. Jacksonville, FL D
70. Aurora, CO D


71. Louisville, KY D
72. Jackson, MS D
73. Oklahoma City, OK D
74. Milwaukee, WI D-
75. Indianapolis, IN D-
76. San Antonio, TX D-
77. El Paso, TX D-
78. Birmingham, AL D-
79. St. Louis, MO D-
80. Phoenix, AZ D-


81. Bakersfield, CA D-
82. Houston, TX D-
83. Bridgeport, CT D-
84. Baltimore, MD D-
85. Corpus Christi, TX D-
86. Dallas, TX F
87. Fort Worth, TX F
88. Memphis, TN F
89. Philadelphia, PA F
90. Santa Ana, CA F


Least Educated

91. Toledo, OH F
92. Newark, NJ F
93. Norfolk, VA F
94. Laredo, TX F
95. Fresno, CA F
96. Detroit, MI F
97. Stockton, CA F
98. Las Vegas, NV F
99. Cleveland, OH F
100. Miami, FL F

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