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PORTLAND, Maine – This month, CardHub released its Back-to-School Report, which identifies cities and states with the best learning environments for children. The report listed Portland, Maine as one of twenty cities in the country that had the most highly educated citizens. With more than seventeen percent of its residents aged eighteen to twenty-four having earned a Bachelor’s Degree, Graduate or Professional Degree, Portland ranked third in the country as most learned with Charlottesville, Virginia and Madison, Wisconsin topping the list. The report identified a highly educated population as an important consideration for parents looking to raise their children in communities that will support their academic growth.
“Our highly educated citizenry has been a key component for the city's economic and educational success,” remarked City of Portland Mayor Michael Brennan. “Our educated workforce attracts businesses, fosters the entrepreneurial spirit and perhaps most importantly, provides words of wisdom as well as educational and professional opportunity to the next generation. Today’s report highlights the fact that Portland’s quality of life, cultural opportunities and professional atmosphere serve as a magnet attracting people and economic opportunity to the city.”
CardHub used information from the U.S. Census Bureau, the National Center for Education Statistics, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, NeighborhoodScout.com, AmericasPromise.org, K12.com, and US News to compile its report. CardHub is a credit card comparison website.
For more information about the report, visit http://www.cardhub.com/edu/back-to-school-rankings/#most-learned.