San Diego’s workforce may not be as educated as its peers, but it’s catching up quickly.
The region ranked eighth when compared to nine peer cities for the percentage of the population with bachelor’s degree or higher, according to a study released Thursday by the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp.
But the number of San Diegans over 25 with degrees grew 18.6 percent since 2010, behind only Austin with about 24 percent growth.
The other peer cities are Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, San Jose, Denver, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Boston.
San Diego also added 72,000 degree holders in 2014, more than any other peer city.