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Should Boston have a New Hampshire complex?

Boston may like to think of itself as the Athens of America, but it has apparently has a long way to go to be as educated as...Manchester, New Hampshire?

Manchester, NH: wicked smart, according to a recent ranking. Credit: WikiCommons Manchester, NH: wicked smart, according to a recent ranking. Credit: WikiCommons

Boston may like to think of itself as the Athens of America, but it has apparently has a long way to go to be as educated as...Manchester, New Hampshire?

That's one blog's take, anyway.

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Wallet Hub, a site that touts itself as the web's best personal finance resource, has analyzed 150 municipalities across the country and ranked the most and least educated cities and towns in the country.

Boston -- a metropolitan area home to more than 60 colleges and university -- ranks 10th...five spots behind Manchester, New Hampshire, a city perhaps best known for Adam Sandler, a minor league baseball team and the preponderance of glad-handing presidential hopefuls that show up every four years. There's a mall there, too, but I had to Google that.

The site "examined each city across nine key metrics," including educational attainment, the percentage of workers with jobs in computer, engineering and science fields as well as the quality of each metro area's universities.

The most educated town in America, according to the list? That would be Ann Arbor, Michigan, home to University of Michigan. Beaumont, Texas was last in the rankings.

 
 
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