Quad Cities Named One Of The Least Educated Areas
This probably isn't the best news to share on a Monday, but the Quad Cities metro area has been named one of the least educated areas in the country. Not sure if I want to give this survey an F like they've basically given us.
The Quad Cities did not land in a favorable spot on WalletHub's new survey. According to WalletHub, the Quad Cities landed at number 114 on their list 2020 list of the most and least educated cities. This is list consist of 150 cities and metropolitan areas across the United States of America.
To find the most and least educated cities in America, WalletHub compared the 150 most populated U.S. metropolitan statistical areas across two key factors. Those factors include Educational Attainment and Quality of Education & Attainment Gap.
WalletHub compare those 2 factors using 11 different metrics. Their data ranges from adults 25 and older with a bachelor's degree or to higher, to the quality of the cities/metros public school system, to the gender education gap.
After all of those numbers were calculated, they found that the Quad Cities ranked at 114 out of 150, or the 36th least educated city/metropolitan area. The Quad Cities received an overall score of 42.70. The Quad Cities received Educational Attainment score of 96, and an Quality of Education & Attainment Gap score of 149... Yikes!
The city that landed as the number most educated city was Ann Arbor, Michigan. Taking the cake for least educated city was Visalia-Porterville, California.
You can find more statistics and information from experts by visiting WalletHub's website.