Website Ranks Indiana College CitiesPosted: Updated:
Three Indiana communities placed in the top 100 on a financial website's list of the best and worst college cities and towns in America. WalletHub ranked 280 communities on factors including cost of living for young people, number of students per capita and earning potential for people with a bachelor's degree or higher. Fifteenth-ranked Bloomington was highest among six Indiana cities on the list.
Despite West Lafayette's 26th overall ranking, it was considered 3rd worst in the nation for "brain drain."
Muncie, 77th overall, was the only other Indiana city that placed in the top 100.
Terre Haute was 122nd, Indianapolis came in at 178th and Fort Wayne was 190th.
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The top five overall were:
1. Oxford, Ohio
2. State College, Penn.
3. Chapel Hill, N.C.
4. Corvallis, Ore.
5. College Station, Tex.
The bottom five were:
276. Springfield, Mass.
277. Miramar, Fla.
278. North Las Vegas, Nev.
279. Bridgeport, Conn.
280. Yonkers, N.Y.