Are we more educated than NYC-ers?

The Number

41% of Long Islanders have a bachelor’s degree or higher

As a region, we are well educated.

Among residents 25 and over, only nine percent have lower than a high school diploma, which is half of New York City’s 18 percent.

But if we break out Long Island into Nassau and Suffolk counties, the picture changes a little.

Nassau County is outperforming Suffolk County in pursuing higher education.

Data from American Community Survey 1 year 2017

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Why do you think there is a difference between the counties?

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