Philly Adding Bachelor’s Degrees at Second-Highest Rate in U.S.

Philadelphia’s population is much more educated than it was just four years ago — but it’s still got plenty of room for improvement compared to other big cities.

Philly added 48,155 people with bachelor’s degrees between 2010 and 2014 — an increase that was second only to San Diego in a study of the 10 largest U.S. cities by JLL, a professional services and investment management company specializing in real estate.

In 2010, 22.6 percent of Philadelphians had a bachelor’s degree, but that number rose to 26 percent by 2014 — an increase of 340 basis points.

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