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Phoenix area named No. 77 most educated nationwide

View of the downtown Phoenix, Arizona city skyline as seen from South Mountain Park,(Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP/Getty Images

PHOENIX — Metro Phoenix landed in the middle of the pack in a personal finance website’s ranking of the most educated cities in the country.

WalletHub ranked the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale region as the 77th most educated among the 150 largest metro areas.

Phoenix received a total score of 52.06 out of 100.

Scores were given based on 11 metrics and two main dimensions including “educational attainment” and “quality of education and attainment gap.”

Source: WalletHub

Despite being right in the middle of the pack, the Phoenix area did not rank within the top-5 best or worst of any category.

Tucson, the only other Arizona region on the list, beat out Phoenix by coming in 61st in the rankings with a score of 54.87.

Ann Arbor, Michigan, was give the top spot with a total score of 94.02 while Visalia-Porterville, California, was ranked last with a score of 8.31.

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