Fortune magazine once named Austin one of the country’s top five “intellectual
capitals,” and it’s no wonder. Forbes has ranked Austin the third-biggest “brain
magnet” city, and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks UT Austin among its “Best
Values in Public Colleges” list. And, according to an American Community
Survey, Austin ranks fifth in the number of college graduates, with 41. 5 percent
of the population holding a degree.