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Chicagoans more educated than St. Louisans? That’s what this study says.

The Gateway Arch in St. Louis.
The Gateway Arch in St. Louis.

The results are in: out of 150 metropolitan areas studied, St. Louis was ranked as the 37th most educated city in the nation, falling just three places behind Chicago in a recent Wallethub study.

Wallethub used two factors, educational attainment and education quality, to compile the list.

Ann Arbor, Michigan took first place.

“In states where workers have the least schooling, for instance, the median wage is $15 an hour compared with $19 to $20 an hour in states where 40 percent or more of the working population hold a bachelor’s degree or higher,” Wallethub wrote. “Local governments appear to be catching on and maximizing the appeal of their cities to college graduates.”

Wallethub used data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, GreatSchools.org and U.S. News & World Report.

Source: WalletHub
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