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Three NC metro areas make best college towns list
Written by Stephanie Hawco/David Horn   
Tuesday, 02 October 2012 05:56

(RALEIGH) -- Raleigh-Cary ranked 8th on a list of the best college towns in America, according to the American Institute for Economic Freedom. And Steven Cunningham with the institute explained why Durham-Chapel Hill placed 5th on the list of small college metros.

"There's some strength there in terms of the student population and student diversity.  In concentration, there's a nice arts and leisure component there, so there're a lot of factors there that make for positives," said Cunningham.

Fayetteville jumped 23 spots to land at number 20 on the list of small college towns. "There's a fair amount of degree attainment.  There's a large creative community there.  The cost of living is very low.  There is a pretty high earning potential there.  It looks as though that the economy held up better that some in the recession."

Fayetteville is home to Methodist University and Fayetteville State University.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 October 2012 19:00
 
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