25 Best College Towns in America

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15. Irvine, California
> College enrollment: 15.9%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 69.1%
> No. of colleges and universities in surrounding county: 76
> Annual unemployment: 3.3%
> Bars per 100K: 0.8

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14. Fargo, North Dakota
> College enrollment: 17.2%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 36.1%
> No. of colleges and universities in surrounding county: 7
> Annual unemployment: 2.2%
> Bars per 100K: 26.0

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13. Evanston, Illinois
> College enrollment: 18.4%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 65.8%
> No. of colleges and universities in surrounding county: 146
> Annual unemployment: 4.9%
> Bars per 100K: 2.6

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12. Eau Claire, Wisconsin
> College enrollment: 19.2%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 33.4%
> No. of colleges and universities in surrounding county: 0
> Annual unemployment: 3.9%
> Bars per 100K: 60.8

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11. Madison, Wisconsin
> College enrollment: 19.9%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 55.0%
> No. of colleges and universities in surrounding county: 16
> Annual unemployment: 3.1%
> Bars per 100K: 37.8