Bethesda and Maryland Dominate Most Educated List Says NerdWallet

Bethesda once again topped the list of the “most educated places in America” according to personal finance data site, NerdWallet.

99 percent of residents have a high school diploma or associate degree and 81 percent of residents have a bachelor’s degree, they are the highest percentages in the United States.

Potomac came in as number three on the list with 98 percent holding a high school diploma or associate degree and 81 percent having obtained a bachelor’s degree.

This year only two Maryland areas made the top 10 list, North Bethesda came in at number 10 in the 2014 list but is number 16 for 2015. Rockville ranks as number 29.

McLean, Va was the only other Washington, D.C. area local in the top 10.

Maryland and Massachusetts dominated the list, holding the greatest number of places in the top 20. Out of the total 100 places listed, Massachusetts has seven while Maryland has the largest count of 10.

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