The Reality of America’s College Towns

It’s that time of year again when college students are streaming back to school. Across the nation, some 17 million Americans are headed to college this fall.

But, where, exactly, are they heading to?

To get at this, we charted America’s biggest and best college towns based on 2014 enrollment data for some 750 metro and micropolitan locations across the U.S., including data from the economic and modeling firm Emsi. Taylor Blake of the Martin Prosperity Institute mapped the data.

Read the full article at the Atlantic’s CityLab