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CAMBRIDGE, MA - FEBRUARY 22: The Maclaurin Building is shown on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology February 22, 2006 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Institute admitted its first students in 1865 and continues with the mission to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

WalletHub has put out its list of the most educated cities in America. The research done compared 150 the largest metropolitan locations in 11 key areas. They based their study on adults 25 years old and up with a bachelor’s degree, the average quality of local universities and more. Boston was ranked #6 on the list and believe it or not, 9 New England cities were ranked on the list. Worcester came in at 52nd and Springfield at 68th. The other states in New England to make the list: Portland, Maine, at 16th; Manchester, New Hampshire, at 37th and Providence, Rhode Island, at 91st Hartford at 27th and New Haven at 43rd. View the top 13 below.

  • #13. Colorado Springs, CO

    Colorado Springs boasted a score of 14 for “Educational Attainment” and a 30 for “Quality of Education and Attainment Gap” Its total score is 71.64

  • #12 Provo-Orem, UT

    Provo-Orem, UT boasted a score of 17 for “Educational Attainment” and a 24 for “Quality of Education and Attainment Gap” Its total score is 71.73

  • #11 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

    Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT boasted a score of 8 for “Educational Attainment” and a 146 for “Quality of Education and Attainment Gap” Its total score is 71.96

  • #10 Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX

    Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX boasted a score of 11 for “Educational Attainment” and a 13 for “Quality of Education and Attainment Gap” Its total score is 73.84

  • #9 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

    Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA boasted a score of 10 for “Educational Attainment” and a 14 for “Quality of Education and Attainment Gap” Its total score is 75.34

  • #8 Raleigh-Cary, NC

    Raleigh-Cary, NC boasted a score of 7 for “Educational Attainment” and a 44 for “Quality of Education and Attainment Gap” Its total score is 77.08

  • #7 Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

    Durham-Chapel Hill, NC boasted a score of 9 for “Educational Attainment” and a 4 for “Quality of Education and Attainment Gap” Its total score is 78.06

  • #6 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

    Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH boasted a score of 6 for “Educational Attainment” and a 47 for “Quality of Education and Attainment Gap” Its total score is 78.26

  • #5 San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA

    San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA boasted a score of 4 for “Educational Attainment” and a 17 for “Quality of Education and Attainment Gap” Its total score is 80.77

  • #4 Madison, WI

    Madison, WI boasted a score of 2 for “Educational Attainment” and a 49 for “Quality of Education and Attainment Gap” Its total score is 80.77

  • #3 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

    Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV boasted a score of 3 for “Educational Attainment” and a 27 for “Quality of Education and Attainment Gap” Its total score is 81.78

  • #2 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

    San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA boasted a score of 5 for “Educational Attainment” and a 5 for “Quality of Education and Attainment Gap” Its total score is 82.03

  • #1 Ann Arbor, MI

    Ann Arbor, MI boasted a score of 1 for “Educational Attainment” and a 1 for “Quality of Education and Attainment Gap” Its total score is 93.99

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