Greater Sacramento’s talent pool is diverse, educated and growing. The region’s educational attainment is strong thanks to its access to world-class education systems and inclusive upskilling programs.

World-class universities and STEM talent

685,000+ university students within 100 miles

An integrated network of universities and community colleges:

sampling of universities within 100 miles of sacramento

Source: Lightcast, EMSI

#3 place where Bay Area tech talent is moving

Source: LinkedIn Workforce Report, RedFin Q1 2023

High concentration of STEM degrees

Source: ACS, One Year Estimate, 2021, Table S1502

The hottest market for diverse talent

for females in tech

most diverse U.S. city


of students at UC Davis and Sacramento State are non-white

for diversity in tech

for diversity in STEM

Sources: Lightcast, CompTIA, U.S. Census 2020, UC Davis, Sacramento State, Beyond HQ

Inclusive digital upskilling programs

The Greater Sacramento Urban League and GSEC partnered to digitally upskill workers in some of Sacramento’s most impacted communities who had been displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 5,000 people throughout the City of Sacramento applied for the 40 available spots.

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Higher education institutions