Outpacing the nation and the state in degree achievement, Greater Sacramento’s talent pool is young, educated and growing rapidly.

students currently enrolled in 4-year universities within 100 miles


of population has a bachelor’s degree or higher

highest concentration of bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields among the largest 50 metropolitan areas


annual growth in tech degrees

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics, College Navigator; EMSI, Education Overview


35% faster growth in professionals with bachelor’s degrees than the nation

Source: Emsi

Source: Emsi 2018

Aaron Klein, CEO of Riskalyze
Aaron Klein,
CEO of Riskalyze

I think it’s been hugely beneficial to be based in Sacramento, instead of in Valley. We’re able to recruit amazing talent who move here for the quality of life and affordability of the region.

A world-class higher education system

Greater Sacramento’s comprehensive network of public and private universities and community and technical colleges fosters entrepreneurship, innovation and community-based learning. Graduates of the region’s programs stand ready to meet the challenges of the future.

The Greater Sacramento Talent Story

The Greater Sacramento Talent Story finds that Greater Sacramento’s highly educated population, competitive real estate and employment opportunities make the region an attractive choice for businesses and individuals alike.


Workforce Programs