Special Report

25 Best College Towns in America

Thomas C. Frohlich, Cheyenne Buckingham

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10. Norman, Oklahoma
> College enrollment: 21.3%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 40.1%
> No. of colleges and universities in surrounding county: 8
> Annual unemployment: 3.1%
> Bars per 100K: 13.3

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9. Fort Collins, Colorado
> College enrollment: 22.1%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 54.1%
> No. of colleges and universities in surrounding county: 7
> Annual unemployment: 3.2%
> Bars per 100K: 18.6

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8. Lynchburg, Virginia
> College enrollment: 22.4%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 33.0%
> No. of colleges and universities in surrounding county: 8
> Annual unemployment: 5.6%
> Bars per 100K: 1.3

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7. Denton, Texas
> College enrollment: 23.0%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 35.8%
> No. of colleges and universities in surrounding county: 6
> Annual unemployment: 3.4%
> Bars per 100K: 16.0

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6. Lawrence, Kansas
> College enrollment: 27.7%
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 50.1%
> No. of colleges and universities in surrounding county: 6
> Annual unemployment: 3.7%
> Bars per 100K: 34.1