100 Smartest U.S. Cities: Washington D.C. has Highest Percentage of Smarty-Pants Melissa Hennessey January 2 News, San Jose, Washington D.C. 1 Comment The Lumina Foundation recently spent time ranking the 100 most populous cities in the United States. The cities were ordered based on their percentage of college graduates per capita, and Washington D.C. came out on top with 54.37 percent of the population holding at least an associates degree. Graduates © Werwin15 San Jose, California came in a close second with 54.08 percent, with Boston following third. So next time you feel like some book-learnin’ on your travels, why not surround yourself with academics? Read more and see the top 20 list here. One Response Elaine January 3 Glad MSP is on the list :) Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Let\'s Make Sure You\'re Human ... *Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA. − = zero Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.