With 57 universities in the state, Colorado Springs ranked 12th in a study of the nation's most educated cities, reports financial website WalletHub.
The 150 largest metropolitan areas were compared against 11 key metrics, ranging from adults 25 and older who have a bachelor's degree or higher, to the quality of public school systems and the gender education gap.
Colorado Springs ranked four places ahead of the 16th-ranked "Denver-Aurora-Lakewood" area in the overall score. Ann Arbor, Mich., ranked No. 1, according to the report.
As for education attainment, Colorado Springs placed 12th, and the Denver metro area ranked 13th.
Under the quality of education and attainment rate gap, Colorado Springs placed 31st, the lowest rank for the city. The Denver metro area ranked 81st.
You can read the full report here.