AIER Names 75 Best College Towns and Cities for 2010-2011
Sep. 7, 2010– The American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) recently released its annual College Destinations Index (CDI), a quantitative ranking of the 75 best towns and cities to live in if you’re a college student, and College Station was selected as one of the nation’s top 12 college towns. The locations were chosen from an analysis of the 222 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) with student populations of 15,000 or more.
The College Destinations Index goes beyond standard college and university rankings, which typically focus on the schools themselves, including cost, academics and athletic programs. Instead, the CDI analyzes the areas in which the schools are located, including the overall academic environment, quality of life, such as cost of living and arts and leisure activities, and professional opportunities. Download AIER’s College Destinations Index or read the story here.