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Tulsa, Oklahoma City about average in education level report

WASHINGTON (AP) -- An analysis of the education level in the nation's largest cities finds Oklahoma City and Tulsa are about average in the number of residents with college degrees and high school diplomas.

The analysis by The Associated Press looked at the 70 cities in the United States with a population of 250,000 or more.

It found 30 percent of Tulsans have a bachelor's degree and 85 percent graduated high school. In Oklahoma City 28 percent hold a bachelor's degree while 82 percent are high school graduates.

The average for the 70 cities is 27 percent of the population with a bachelor's degree and 84 percent with a high school diploma.

Seattle and San Francisco are at the top of the list with 51 percent of their population having graduated college while Virginia Beach, Va., leads in high school graduates with 93 percent.
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