Raleigh is one of the "brainiest" cities in the country, CNNMoney.com reports.
Using Census data released last week, the financial website ranked the top metro areas based on the percentage of people 25 years or older with bachelor's, master's, professional school or doctorate degrees.
Washington comes in No. 1, with 47.3 percent, followed by San Francisco with 43.5 percent, and San Jose, Calif., with 43.2 percent.
Raleigh is No. 4 with 42.2 percent, tied with Boston.
Economists point out that cities with highly educated populations tend to have higher salaries, and attract more "creative class" types.
Read the full report here.