Compared with the rest of the nation, the Bay Area is a highly educated place.
Top of this list? Marin County has the highest percentage of residents with at least a bachelor’s degree on their resumes at 58 percent, followed closely by San Francisco with nearly 55 percent.
Bottom of the heap? Solano County, with just a quarter of that county’s population being college-educated.
2. San Francisco
3. Santa Clara
4. San Mateo
6. Contra Costa
While San Francisco and Marin counties top the list, others can still boast that at least a third of their inhabitants stuck it out through at least four years of college to get a degree.
Despite trailing Marin County by over 24 percent, even Napa County has a higher percentage of people with college degrees than the national rate of 30.3 percent. Eight of nine Bay Area counties surpass the country as a whole, with only Solano County trailing the national rate.