Alright, Tucson. It's the moment you've eagerly awaited—that moment where a national study gives you the proof and validation that you knew just had to be coming. WalletHub, a consumer and finance information group, released a study recently that says Tucson is officially smarter than Phoenix.
Well, maybe not smarter, exactly, but Tucson is more educated according to their metrics. The 2015 study of the country's most and least educated cities
ranked 150 major U.S. metropolitan areas based on different factors including quality of public education, average quality of universities, university enrollment based on gender and race and percentage of adults with varying levels of higher education.
Split into two categories—"Education Level" and "Quality of Education & Attainment Gap"—the factors were then ranked for each city. Tucson was rated 54 for "Education Level" and 38 for "Quality of Education & Attainment Gap," placing at an overall ranking of 51 out of 150. Phoenix and its neighboring cities, on the other hand, rated 76 overall.
The top three cities on the list were Ann Arbor, Michigan; the Washington D.C. area; and Madison, Wisconsin. For more results on this and other WalletHub studies, you can visit the WalletHub website