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25 Best College Towns in America

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25. Denton, Texas
> College enrollment: 21.2% (28,388)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 40.5%
> No. of colleges and universities in area: 3
> 2017 annual unemployment: 3.1%
> Bars per 100K: 20.2

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24. Lynchburg, Virginia
> College enrollment: 21.7% (17,379)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 33.4%
> No. of colleges and universities in area: 8
> 2017 annual unemployment: 5.0%
> Bars per 100K: 1.2

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23. Tempe, Arizona
> College enrollment: 23.4% (42,732)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 45.5%
> No. of colleges and universities in area: 14
> 2017 annual unemployment: 3.9%
> Bars per 100K: 17.0

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22. Muncie, Indiana
> College enrollment: 24.3% (16,719)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 24.9%
> No. of colleges and universities in area: 1
> 2017 annual unemployment: 4.5%
> Bars per 100K: 23.3

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21. Kalamazoo, Michigan
> College enrollment: 25.4% (19,319)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 31.3%
> No. of colleges and universities in area: 6
> 2017 annual unemployment: 5.1%
> Bars per 100K: 22.4

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