A Highly Educated Community
Nowadays, this peaceful town is known for its environmental efforts, the technology sector, and agriculture. The economy is driven by its technology and research efforts mainly in part by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory over the past 50 plus years. Overall, Richland is a city of professionals, and if you enjoy science, Richland has lots of opportunities in town, including physical, social, and life science. Another interesting fact about Richland’s Residents is that we have more people who specialize in computers and math living here, than 95% of the other places in the U.S.
Richland also ranks among the highest in the nation for their level of education. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Richland, 42.06% have at least a bachelor's degree. According to neighborhoodscout.com, “the typical U.S. community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree”.
One thing that you will notice about Richland is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young single scholars upwardly starting their careers. Many singles consider Richland an excellent place to live without being in a big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
A Hidden Gem – WSU Tri-Cities
WSU Tri-Cities is one of six campuses in the Washington State University system. The branch campus has a tight-knit community that blends hands-on learning with opportunities for research, access to a multitude of internships, personalized instruction, and active student life.
Advisors at WSU say, “the University is driven by the ultimate goal of engaging students in hands-on learning through internships, co-ops, and project-based courses. WSU Tri-Cities students are well prepared to enter the workforce job-ready and contribute to the economic vitality of this community”.
A little over two years ago our WSU branch campus opened the WSU Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Wine Science Center, “the world’s largest and most technologically advanced wine research and education facility on the Tri-Cities campus” (Tri-Cities Business News).
So, whether you are looking to go into nursing, engineering, viticulture, or a host of other degree programs, look no further! The WSU branch campus here in Tri-Cities creates numerous connections for their students.