Miami Is the Least Educated City in America, According to Men's Health

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According to Men's Health, the Miamians are dumber than the average person who actually reads Men's Health. The magazine took time out of doing crunches and crunched some numbers on the education levels of citizens in the 100 biggest cities in America. Miami came in dead last.

"To evaluate the erudition [editor's note: Here's the definition of erudition, because apparently many of you might not know] of 100 cities, we tabulated the Department of Education's high-school graduation rates, along with U.S. Census figures on school enrollment (kindergarten through grad school) and education levels of people over 25 (less than high school, associate's or bachelor's degree, graduate or professional degree)," writes the mag. "We also tapped SimplyMap to find out how many households have student loans or take adult-education courses."

The listicle doesn't elaborate on the statistics for individual cities, but Miami receives a big, fat F and ranks 100 out of 100.

Cleveland came in 99th (perhaps a little too intellectual for LeBron?), and Las Vegas was 98th. (Of course, all those casinos don't really provide high-paying jobs for highly educated people, so that shouldn't be a surprise.)

Florida cities didn't fare well overall. Tampa ranked highest among Sunshine State cities, at 51.

Madison, Wisconsin, took the top spot.

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mecobio
mecobio

That is not true. The statistics on Miami is based on people that has been born/raised in USA.
However, most of the population in Miami are not born there. For instance, the majority group are the Cubans in Miami, and they are by far more educated than many states in USA, averaged. However, when they arrive to Miami, most do things that is required for the local employment market. There are engineers working in a bank, doing none-related things with engineering. This is not strange, as many USA-graduated engineers follow the same path.
Many of the new Miami commers never bother to register their degrees, as the local market does not need engineers. Let alone that many Cuban graduated proffesionals (including MD doctors) have to support their families and they take any job available to pay their bills.
There is underemployent in Miami. I know local PhD-graduated people doing low-Tech jobs.   


My point is that the statistics doesn't include many University graduates with degrees from abroad.


(NOTE: I have experienced problems when I tried to type. Seems this web design thing)

Miamisux
Miamisux

There you go turd worlders, put your trophy on the shelf. Your #1 !!!

Dropouts commit crimes
Dropouts commit crimes

Miami includes Overtown, Liberty City and Brownsville. With 70% unemployment employers know the population is uneducated. Highest grade achieved by the average resident? 7th.

J.R.
J.R.

Miami includes liberty city, therefore Miami Is the Least Educated City in America, According to Men's Health

Grillman
Grillman

One thing that is good about Miami....it's very close to the United States.

Grillman2000
Grillman2000

Growing up in Miami in the 60's was a wonderful thing.  The only thing better was leaving it two years ago!  It's become a town filled with immigrants from different countries that all think they are better than the other guy from somewhere else! Very sad!   

Moonjade1907
Moonjade1907

I am a Cuban from Miami (actually FIRST generation American) that is getting a doctorate.  My immigrant family worked VERY hard to make sure I am where I am today. That may have meant not getting an education themselves but that sacrifice is celebrated within the next generation. Mind you my grandparents never fully learned the language. Instead, they worked their butts off cleaning in hotels, sewing, and working in factories where everyone else spoke Spanish. Learning English was not something that was easily available to them. They were too busy making sure their children had a roof over their heads and food on their plate. Oh and since Hispanics are collectivistic, they take care of their bothers, sisters, cousins, uncles, grandparents, and even neighbors! It's about community not about fighting to get ahead of your neighbor. I am proud to be from Miami and I am damn proud to be the daughter of two immigrants.

Stanmydoca
Stanmydoca

Not surprise no wonder they want to make Spanish its official language. Smh, it's sad but the mixture of immigrants and foreigners with different standards on education doesn't help the situation.

Vickitfit
Vickitfit

That's because Miami has sooo many foreigners ...... :(((

AL
AL

Who cares!!!!  who reads men's health???

Absurdity524
Absurdity524

Moonjade: I would be interested to learn whether you attend Barry University or another equally disreputable drive-through diploma center, such as Nova Southeastern University or Kaiser College. I suspect you may because your comment was erroneous as fuck and it seems unlikely to me that you study in a legitimate doctorate level program. Good job bolstering the point made in Men's Health, Ms. "Collectivistic". ROFL

DLovable
DLovable

The ones who are bringing the city down are not those of your parent's generation, it's the newly arrived, who have a very different set of values.  

Learn2ReadDummy
Learn2ReadDummy

Further proving the article's point.  It's not about Men's Health, but the fact that Miami doesn't value education.

JD1989
JD1989

I was thinking the same thing! Don't forget St. Thomas!

There is also another glaring error, in the first sentence:  it should be "*who* is getting a doctorate" not "that."

And, a person is not "Cuban" unless they are born in Cuba - or which ever country you claim heritage. Let's get this straight already - if you are born here, you're an *American* of Cuban descent! There is a big difference to those people who were actually born in that country.

Just like people who claim to be Italian, yet know no one in Italy. When they go to Italy and say "I'm Italian!" the Italian citizens laugh in their faces! (See "Jersey Shore," for you non-doctorate types.)

Time to get over the nationality excuse, anyway. Everyone has access do the wonderful system of Miami-Dade Public Schools - woohoo!

Love, Another First Generation American, but you won't hear me boohoo-ing about my ancestry, because we all have the same story!

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