Our own little Corvallis, Oregon, home of OSU [Integral's and my alma mater], made number five!
http://www.forbes.com/opinions/2008...st-cities-oped-cx_apa_0207smartest_slide.htmlWhich cities house America's smartest? Forbes.com has taken a list of some 300 metro areas and broken the numbers down to illustrate which cities have the most brains. Using Sperling's BestPlaces, we obtained the most recent percentages, through 2007, on educational attainment--then, whether large or small, we ranked them based on the percentage of inhabitants 25 and over with at least a bachelor's degree. We also found the percentage of these residents with a Ph.D, a professional degree and that have graduated high school. Although these numbers weren't factored into our ranking, they're all laid out in America's 25 Smartest Cities. [continued]