Baltimore is the 9th “most-educated” city in the country, according to a report by WalletHub, a social-oriented finance site.
WalletHub reached that conclusion by analyzing nine metrics, such as the quality of universities and the number of STEM workers, for the 150 largest metropolitan statistical areas, including Baltimore-Towson.
The metrics were divided into categories, which were both given equal weight: education level and quality of education.
The first category includes metrics such as: the percentage of adults (age 25 and up) with at least a high school diploma; the percentage of adults with a graduate or professional degree; the number of doctors per capita; and the percentage of workers with computer, engineering and science jobs.
In the education level category, Baltimore ranked No. 17.
The second category, quality of education, includes metrics such as: public school system ranking and average quality of universities. Baltimore was ranked No. 20 for education quality.
Here are some of the findings included in the report for the Baltimore-Towson statistical area:
– 61st for “percentage of high school diploma holders”
– 11th for “percentage of graduate/professional degree holders”
– 22nd for “public school ranking”
– 15th for “number of doctors per capita”