July 24, 2013

Bethesda Rated as Nation’s Most Educated Place; Potomac Ranks Fifth

Montgomery County has claimed two of the top five spots of Most Educated Places in America with Bethesda as number one and Potomac in fifth place.

The Washington Business Journal reports that a NerdWallet survey rated cities based on high school drop out rates and the percentage of the population with degrees. More than 27 percent of Bethesda’s population has a professional or doctoral degree as their highest level of education while nearly 27 percent has a master’s degree as their highest level. Just 1.9 percent of the population did not finish high school.

Palo Alto, CA ranked in second place and Wellesley, MA in third.

Read the Washington Business Journal article.

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