Like we didn’t already know.

In a new study, WalletHub looked at 150 metro areas and ranked them based on the quality of the education available, and how educated those living in the metro areas are.

The study found that, with 4 metro areas mentioned, Connecticut is a very highly educated state.

With the way things are going with rising prices, rising taxes, and seemingly nothing being done in Hartford, it feels like you have to be educated in order to get a good job and pay for the exorbitant costs that come with living in Connecticut.


Here’s how our state’s metro areas ranked:

#12 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk:
– educational attainment rank: 6th overall
– quality of education & attainment gap rank: 147th overall

#22 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford:
– educational attainment rank: 22nd overall
– quality of education & attainment gap rank: 66th overall

#29 New Haven-Milford:
– educational attainment rank: 34th overall
– quality of education & attainment gap rank: 18th overall

#43 Worcester, MA-CT border:
– educational attainment rank: 50th overall
– quality of education & attainment gap rank: 46th overall


On top of that, the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk metro area ranked #4 out of 150 for the highest percentage of bachelor degree holders.

The area also boasts the #5 spot for the highest percentage of graduate or professional degree holders.

Meanwhile, the New Haven-Milford area can brag about their #2 ranking for the highest average university quality. But with schools like Yale (an Ivy League school and consistently ranked in the top 5 schools in the nation, Quinnipiac (whose polls are some of the most respected in the country and the professional world), and Weslyan (one of the best liberal arts schools in the country), it’s not hard to see why it was ranked this way.

To see the colleges in the metro areas that gave our small state these scores, see the list below.


Colleges in these areas:

  • Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk
    • Houssatonic Community College
    • Norwalk Community College
    • Fairfield University
    • Sacred Heart University
    • Western Connecticut State University
    • University of Connecticut – Stamford
    • St. Vincent’s College
    • University of Bridgeport
  • Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford
    • Central Connecticut State University
    • University of Connecticut – West Hartford
    • Capital Community College
    • Charter Oak State College
    • Manchester Community College
    • Tunxis Community College
    • Goodwin College
    • Hartford Seminary
    • Rensselaer at Hartford
    • Trinity College
    • University of Hartford
    • University of Saint Joseph
  •  New Haven-Milford
    • Albertus Magnus College
    • University of New Haven
    • Quinnipiac University
    • Yale University
    • Paier College of Art
    • Weslyan University
    • Southern Connecticut State University
  • Worcester, MA-CT border
    • Northwestern Connecticut Community College
    • Quinebaug Valley Community College
    • University of Connecticut – Storrs
    • Eastern Connecticut University

      For a list of all the universities in Connecticut, click the link here.

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