Wah has a remarkably high literacy rate. This small city has two chartered universities, one medical college, one engineering college and a large number of schools. Wah Cantt has the highest literacy rate in all of Pakistan. Students from Wah Cantt can be found studying at all the institutes of Pakistan and most major universities of the world. Wah Cantt also has the largest number of bi-cycles than any city in Pakistan. This links the city with its past as, historically, the neighboring town of Taxila had been a seat of learning for thousands of years.
Wah Cantt, having an area of no more than 30 square kilometers (approx.), has the highest number of educational institutes per square mile. Apart from a large number of private and government schools up to 12th level, foundations of professional universities have been laid down in past 5 years.Base College Of Science & Commerce, Apex Institute of Skills Wah Cantt Sir Syed College Wah Cantt Wah Medical College, University of Wah - which includes Wah Engineering College & Mishal College for Women, COMSATS Institute of Information and Technology are among the big institutes in Wah Cantt. In the private sector, Wah Swedish Institute of Technology, Rawalpindi College of Commerce and Rawalpindi Institute of Technology are popular technical education institutes. Zarghoona College for Women and Post Graduate College for women are some prominent women colleges. In government sector there is Technical Training Institute (TTI), a center of technical training. People qualified from this college serve not only in the POFs but also work in the Middle East and send valuable foreign exchange.