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Most (and Least) Educated 2016 Candidates

By Darron Birgenheier from Reno, NV, USA [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

One of the more interesting aspects of the candidates for the 2016 Presidential contest is their educational diversity. At one end is a popular candidate who attended a state college in his home state, and on the other end is Princeton and Harvard educated lawyer. We’ve researched the candidates and applied a formula that took into account the quality of the schools attended, the number and type of advanced degrees they hold and other academic achievements. We’ve scored all the candidates and here they are, from worst to first:

10. Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson is the Libertarian Party nominee for President. He was also that party’s nominee in the 2012 Presidential election. He was born in Minot, South Dakota and moved to New Mexico where he graduated from Sandia High School in Albuquerque and the University of New Mexico with a BS in Political Science. He was a successful businessman, starting his own company, Big J Enterprises, in 1976 with one employee and selling it in 1999 with 250 employees. He then entered politics and served two terms as New Mexico’s governor. He believes in cutting spending, taxes and bureaucracy. Education Scorecard – 45

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