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Educational Attainment of Towns

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Educational Attainment of Towns

Key Facts Educational Attainment

Northern Virginia localities are home to some of the most highly educated residents in the nation.  This high education level of the region's citizens creates a strong, flourishing business community.

Bachelor's or Higher Degrees

2014 to 2018 Five-Year Estimates

All jurisdictions in the United States are included in the five-year American Community Survey estimates. The percentage of residents age 25 or more with bachelor's or higher degrees, for all jurisdictions in Northern Virginia, are displayed in this graph. Out of all 3,142 jurisdictions in the USA, six of the twenty highest ranked in the percentage of residents age 25 or more with bachelor's or higher degrees are located in Northern Virginia. Those include the City of Falls Church  (1st), Arlington (2nd), the City of Alexandria (5th), Fairfax (7th), Loudoun (8th), and the City of Fairfax (14th).

2019 One-Year Estimates

All jurisdictions in the United States are included in the five-year American Community Survey estimates. The percentage of residents age 25 or more with graduate or professional degrees, for all jurisdictions in Northern Virginia, are displayed in this graph. Out of all 3,141 jurisdictions in the USA, six of the twenty highest ranked in the percentage of residents age 25 or more with graduate or higher degrees are located in Northern Virginia. Those include the City of Falls Church  (1st), Arlington (3rd), the City of Alexandria (4th), Fairfax (9th), the City of Fairfax (14th), and Loudoun County (20th).