Special Report

25 Best College Towns in America

Source: Ken Wolter / Shutterstock.com

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

Source: Thinkstock

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

Source: Sean Pavone / Shutterstock.com

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

Source: flight1ap / Shutterstock.com

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

Source: Jeff Zehnder / Shutterstock.com

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

Sponsored: Tips for Investing

A financial advisor can help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of investment properties. Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to three financial advisors who serve your area, and you can interview your advisor matches at no cost to decide which one is right for you. If you’re ready to find an advisor who can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.

Investing in real estate can diversify your portfolio. But expanding your horizons may add additional costs. If you’re an investor looking to minimize expenses, consider checking out online brokerages. They often offer low investment fees, helping you maximize your profit.