Monday, January 27, 2020

Columbia is #15 out of 20 of Pennsylvania's least educated towns

15. Columbia, Lancaster County

13.3% bachelor's degree or higher

3.7% graduate or professional degree

Paul Morgan, professor of education and demography at Penn State, says it’s all about location.

“The towns where the education level is higher tend to be closer to major, urban areas,” Morgan said.

People with higher levels of education sort into communities with those of similar educational backgrounds because of the access to services, networking opportunities and jobs that require their degrees.

On the flip side, the least educated communities tend to be isolated and rural where the educational opportunities are not as abundant.


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