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25 Best College Towns in America

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20. Lincoln, Nebraska
> College enrollment: 13.9%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 37.1%
> No. of colleges and universities in surrounding county: 12
> Annual unemployment: 2.5%
> Bars per 100K: 21.6

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19. Orem, Utah
> College enrollment: 14.1%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 35.4%
> No. of colleges and universities in surrounding county: 18
> Annual unemployment: 3.2%
> Bars per 100K: 2.1

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18. Oshkosh, Wisconsin
> College enrollment: 14.7%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 22.7%
> No. of colleges and universities in surrounding county: 1
> Annual unemployment: 4.6%
> Bars per 100K: 75.1

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17. Charleston, South Carolina
> College enrollment: 14.9%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 50.2%
> No. of colleges and universities in surrounding county: 14
> Annual unemployment: 4.4%
> Bars per 100K: 30.3

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16. Somerville, Massachusetts
> College enrollment: 15.1%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 60.1%
> No. of colleges and universities in surrounding county: 44
> Annual unemployment: 3.3%
> Bars per 100K: 17.4

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