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 West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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 Morgantown, Keyser and Fairmont - we tip our hats to you and we'll schedule a tour for next week. You can see where Morgantown ranks in terms of the best college town in America.
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Colleges: West Virginia University, West Virginia Junior College-Morgantown, Monongalia County Technical Education Center
Colleges: Potomac State College of West Virginia University, Mineral County Vocational Technical Center
Colleges: Fairmont State University, Opportunities Industrialization Center, Pierpont Community and Technical College
Colleges: University of Charleston, Carver Career Center, West Virginia Junior College-Charleston
Colleges: Marshall University, Cabell County Career Technology Center, Huntington Junior College
Colleges: West Virginia Northern Community College, Wheeling Jesuit University, Scott College of Cosmetology
Colleges: Ohio Valley University
Colleges: West Virginia University at Parkersburg, Mountain State College, Wood County School of Practical Nursing
Colleges: Davis & Elkins College, Randolph Technical Center
Colleges: Bluefield State College
To crunch our data on West Virginia'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 10 places in West Virginia 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 West Virginia For 2022".
And it looks like Morgantown placed Summa Cum Laude.
If you're looking for the best college towns in West Virginia, 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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