25 Best College Towns in America

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5. Davis, California
> College enrollment: 34.9% (23,798)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 71.2%
> No. of colleges and universities in area: 1
> 2017 annual unemployment: 3.3%
> Bars per 100K: 2.9

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4. Gainesville, Florida
> College enrollment: 35.3% (46,454)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 42.7%
> No. of colleges and universities in area: 9
> 2017 annual unemployment: 4.1%
> Bars per 100K: 22.0

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3. College Station, Texas
> College enrollment: 40.7% (45,587)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 57.7%
> No. of colleges and universities in area: 2
> 2017 annual unemployment: 3.1%
> Bars per 100K: 23.2

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2. Bloomington, Indiana
> College enrollment: 43.0% (37,302)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 50.2%
> No. of colleges and universities in area: 2
> 2017 annual unemployment: 3.9%
> Bars per 100K: 19.6

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1. Ames, Iowa
> College enrollment: 43.5% (28,780)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 66.7%
> No. of colleges and universities in area: 2
> 2017 annual unemployment: 1.9%
> Bars per 100K: 25.7