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Keep younger Sims off the streets and provide your residents with education for a brighter future. Some more advanced modules, businesses, and industry require higher education before they can be earned. There are two types of education—Schools and Colleges.


Build a School to provide a place for younger Sims to gather and stay out of trouble. As you survey a suitable location, the roads around your building cursor are highlighted to indicate the School’s coverage area. Once you are satisfied with the location, left-click to place the building. After building a School, you can expand it with various modules to accommodate more students. Be sure to build school bus stops throughout your city so that all of your residents have the opportunity to get to class.


Build a Community College to further educate your residents and earn additional development for your city. Residents with a higher education can perform more complicated work, which allows you to build more advanced industry and rake in more profit.

Education Stats

The System Info in the Education menu holds useful information. The data shown indicates the number of students enrolled and total possible number of students in the city. You can also view your city’s Education and Tech levels.

Education Maps

While on the Education menu, use the Data Map buttons to open different data maps.

Education: View what the education levels are for Residential and Industrial zones, and see where students are located.

Industrial Tech: View the level of technology being developed in your industrial zones, as well as the buildings that influence Tech upgrades.

Education Modules