According to a new study, New York City ranks 10th in the country for metro areas with the highest percentage of college graduates, with 35.6% of the population having earned degrees. Washington D.C. won "brainiest" city, with 47.3% of the population earning college degrees, which John Schmitt of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in D.C. attributes to "a very high share of federal government employees here." CNN says the "creative class" is attracted to New York, as most of the degrees here are in things like journalism and art. Wait, we thought New York was closed to artists?
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