Champaign-Urbana Ranked Sixth Best College Town

Champaign-Urbana Ranked Top in Country

The American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) recently published their "College Destination Index" which ranks the 75 best United States cities and towns for college students.  These destinations are ranked according to factors such as academic environment, quality of life, and professional opportunities.

The AIER includes the top 75 towns and cities in the United States for college students, based on a larger evaluation of the 227 United States metropolitan statistical areas with student populations of 15,000 or more.

Champaign-Urbana ranks sixth for college towns under 250,000 residents.  The top ten includes:

  1. Ithaca, NY
  2. Ames, IA
  3. State College, PA
  4. Iowa City, IA
  5. Corvallis, OR
  6. Champaign-Urbana, IL
  7. Lafayette, IN
  8. Lawrence, KS
  9. Morgantown, WV
  10. Columbia, MO

To read the full results and to learn more about the "College Destination Index", please visit the AIER website.

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