Believe it or not, America has the best colleges in the world. It's been proven by data (and surveys) that the U.S. educational system is of the highest quality
It's actually not even close and Missouri is home to a handful of them.
While we could debate which colleges within the are the 'best,' that's not the goal of this post.
Instead, ride along with us as we determine which college towns in Missouri are the best.
You know, the type of places where there's energy and stimulation, but the type of place you can walk around at night. The happiest, chillest, most downright fun places where you can send your kids off to college where you won't break the bank, or worry about their well being.
Without further ado, here are the best college towns in Missouri for 2023.
While some of these may not seem like a 'real' college town per se, when you look at the numbers, it's hard to argue against.
And for those who live in Warrensburg, Maryville and Kirksville - we tip our hats to you and we'll schedule a tour for next week. You can see where Warrensburg ranks in terms of the best college town in America.
Read on to find out more or for more on Missouri check out:
Colleges: University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg Area Career Center
Colleges: Northwest Missouri State University
Colleges: Truman State University, Kirksville Area Technical Center, A T Still University of Health Sciences
Colleges: University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia College, Stephens College
Colleges: Missouri Valley College, Saline County Career Center
Colleges: Southwest Baptist University
Colleges: Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla Technical Institute/Center, Metro Business College-Rolla
Colleges: Saint Louis Christian College, Missouri School of Barbering, Urshan Graduate School of Theology
Colleges: Missouri Southern State University, Ozark Christian College, Vatterott College-Joplin
Colleges: Moberly Area Community College, Central Christian College of the Bible
To crunch our data on Missouri's best college towns, we had to first decide which qualities (or rankings) make sense to use in the data, and then crunch the numbers for our rankings.
First off, we firmly decided that only cities with a 4 year college should make the cut -- so there has to be at least one college granting bachelors degrees in town.
You might be surprised to hear that there are only 19 places in Missouri with an institution of higher learning with that criteria.
We ranked each city across each of the criteria, with one being the best.
We rolled up the individual scores into the category and ranked them again based on the category.
Finally, we took the average rank across each category, with the city posting the lowest overall score being crowned the winner of the title "Best College Town In Missouri For 2023".
And it looks like Warrensburg placed Summa Cum Laude.
If you're looking for the best college towns in Missouri, you came to the right place.
These places all have great college sports programs, tons of stuff to do, and are great places to raise a family.
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