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 Ohio 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 Ohio 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 Ohio for 2022.
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 Bowling Green, Kent and Cincinnati - we tip our hats to you and we'll schedule a tour for next week. You can see where Bowling Green ranks in terms of the best college town in America.
Finally, if you live in Salem, OH - it's officially the worst college town in Ohio. Sorry, Salem!
Read on to find out more or for more on Ohio check out:
Colleges: Bowling Green State University-Main Campus
Colleges: Kent State University at Kent, Northcoast Medical Training Academy
Colleges: University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Xavier University
Colleges: Miami University-Oxford
Colleges: Tiffin University, Heidelberg University, Tiffin Academy of Hair Design
Colleges: Oberlin College, Lorain County Joint Vocational School District
Colleges: Youngstown State University, Choffin Career and Technical Center, ITT Technical Institute-Youngstown
Colleges: Bryant & Stratton College-Parma
Colleges: Sinclair Community College, Wright State University-Main Campus, University of Dayton
Colleges: University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College
To crunch our data on Ohio'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 45 places in Ohio 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 Ohio For 2022".
And it looks like Bowling Green placed Summa Cum Laude.
If you're looking for the best college towns in Ohio, 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.
If you're curious, these are the worst college towns in Ohio, starting with the absolute worst, Salem:
For more reading, check out:
|1||Bowling Green, OH||31638|
|10||Blue Ash, OH||12417|
|13||North Canton, OH||17244|
|26||University Heights, OH||12908|
|28||New Philadelphia, OH||17485|
|38||East Liverpool, OH||10632|
|39||Mount Vernon, OH||16684|