KANSAS CITY, Mo. - If you’re looking for a great college town, you don’t have to look far.
The homes of the University of Kansas, the University of Missouri and Kansas State University all made the Top 15 of the American Institute for Economic Research’s College Destinations Index.
Lawrence was the highest-ranked among the three. KU’s hometown came in at No. 8 on the CDI for college towns with under 250,000 residents, scoring high marks for degree attainment, creative class and others.
Mizzou’s home digs weren’t far behind. Columbia rated No. 10 on the list, with high marks coming in earnings potential, brain gain and more.
Kansas State’s “Little Apple,” also known as Manhattan, Kan., was No. 14 on the list of small college towns.
Ithica, N.Y., took the top spot for small college towns. Boston, San Jose, Calif., and Ann Arbor, Mich., were named best college town Major Metros, Mid-size Metros and Small Metros, respectively.
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