Education

Exceptional rankings for creative density, brainpower, innovation and "most literate city" reflect the talent pool and cultural milieu that fuels continued growth in the Greater MSP region. A highly motivated work force fuels entrepreneurship and a vibrant small business sector, as well as many Fortune 500 companies.

The Greater MSP region has the highest percentage of population holding a high school degree or higher (93%) among the 30 largest U.S. metropolitan areas. The region is also ranked 8th in the nation for its concentration of young, well-educated workers, according to the Census Bureau.

Scott County offers a workforce diverse in skills and experience. Scott County residents not only surpass the national averages for high school graduation rates, it is also one of the most educated areas in the entire Greater MSP region.

Whether in trade skill development, military service, or coursework that has ultimately led to a graduate degree, our residents are ready, willing and able to meet your needs. If further training is needed, an array of technical, business and four-year colleges are just minutes away to help meet professional development goals.