In June and July, more than 300 people answered survey questions about Birmingham history for our game show, Can You Repeat That? We covered the top five answers at the show. Here, week by week, we will publish the results of the other 20 questions.
Birmingham has a good share of colleges and universities: There is the sprawling UAB, of course, Birmingham-Southern College, Samford University, Miles College, two community colleges, and a host of vocational schools and online degree sources. So it's reasonable that respondants guessed optimistically high, with 40% of the 262 responses clustered in these top answers: (1)
35% and (5)
The real answer revealed some surprises to us. Not only is the percentage of Birmingham adults with bachelor’s degrees (as measured by the most recent U.S. Census) low, at 21.5%, it is less than the already-low state average of 22.3%. Urban centers typically score higher results. See the comparison of six other Southern cities, shown in this chart.