Degreequery.com has released its list of the 50 most educated cities in the U.S. This title has many more benefits to it than just being “smart” — educated cities most always have greater economic opportunities, cultural experiences, higher levels of entrepreneurship and, almost just as important, are the nicest. In years past, Georgia was not making many lists that had to do with education. Those days appear to be behind us, as three Georgia cities made the top 50, two of them being OTP.
The measurements for classifying the most educated cities were simple: the percent of residents over the age of 25 with a bachelor’s degree or higher. The Georgia notables are:
Marietta: Ranked #42 on the list. Population over 25: 457,919. 43.7% have a bachelor’s degree or higher. Proximity to Atlanta and historical museums boost it’s cultural offerings, and it’s home to 2 universities.
Atlanta: Ranked #24. Population over 25: 662,408. 48.2% have a bachelor’s degree or higher. Atlanta is home to 30 colleges and universities, and is the third in the U.S. for Fortune 500 companies.
All the more reason to love living OTP! Unique business, cultural experiences, job opportunities, and a bunch of smarty-pants too.
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