University town

by Jeffrey Carter

From the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch last week, in a column by Joe Holleman:

Both St. Louis and Columbia garnered good marks in a recent study of what cities were the best in which to attend college. The heavy number-crunching, from the American Institute for Economic Research, took into account factors such as employment, housing and cultural institutions.

In the “major metros” category (2.5 million peeps or more), STL placed 13th, finishing ahead of San Diego and L.A., but one place behind Chicago. Boston took the top spot in the at category

On the list of “college towns” (under 250,000), Columbia finished at No. 10, two spots behind Lawrence, Kansas and three slots behind Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Ithaca, New York was No. 1 in this class.