As an Aggie Realtor who works with clients all over the US, I constantly hear Aggie jokes, but who is laughing now? We always talk about how we live in a bubble here in College Station, but did you know that bubble was filled with the smartest people in Texas?
The City of College Station is ranked by The Business Journals as the brainiest city in Texas among those with populations between 50,000 and 100,000. Some 28 percent of College Station residents hold a bachelor’s degree and another 28.23 percent have a graduate or professional degree. A lot of this has to do with Texas A&M faculty as well as so many Aggies staying here after graduation!
The Business Journals ranked 483 mid-sized U.S. cities using 2009 U.S. Census Data. The rankings were based on the percentage of population with each level of educational attainment. Not only were we #1 in Texas, but College Station ranked No. 31 nationally.
So, next time someone makes an Aggie joke, make sure and let them know that they are actually making fun of the smartest city in all of Texas!