Ohio is home to dozens of universities, but just 10 of the cities those schools call home were recently ranked in the nation’s top 415.
Personal finance website WalletHub ranked America’s college towns by three main factors including “wallet friendliness,” social environment and academic and economic opportunities.
The highest ranking Dayton area college town was Oxford, which received the No. 29 overall ranking. The town is home to Miami University.
The next highest rated Ohio college city was Cincinnati, which came in at No. 50 overall, according to WalletHub. Columbus came in at No. 71 followed by Athens at No. 112 and Bowling Green at No. 267.
Dayton, which is home two universities, was ranked No. 345 by WalletHub. Akron was the lowest rated Ohio college town at No. 378.
Ann Arbor, home to the University of Michigan, was ranked No. 1 while Orlando, Fla. came in at No. 2. Rexburg, Idaho took the third place spot, according to WalletHub. Below are the Ohio college towns that made the list:
29. Oxford: Miami University
50. Cincinnati: University of Cincinnati and Xavier University
71. Columbus: Ohio State University
112. Athens: Ohio University
267. Bowling Green: Bowling Green State University
325. Kent: Kent State University
332. Cleveland: Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve University
345. Dayton: University of Dayton and Wright State University
372. Toledo: University of Toledo
378. Akron: University of Akron
Thank you for reading the Dayton Daily News and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.
Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Dayton Daily News. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.