Ann Arbor ranks No. 2 on best college towns list
Ann Arbor can add another ranking to its already-impressive list of best places for this or that. This time, it's the list of 75 best college towns and cities compiled by the American Institute for Economic Research.
Ann Arbor comes in at No. 2 on the 20-city list of best small cities. The institute said that was up from No. 3 last year. Boulder, Colo., was No. 1 on this year's list. Bridgeport, Conn.; Trenton-Ewing, N.J., and Gainesville, Fla., rounded out the top five.
The institute calls its list the College Destinations Index and said the index analyzes factors such as cost of living, student concentration, income per capita, arts and leisure activities available and professional opportunities.
For more information about the rankings, visit the institute's website to get instructions for downloading a pdf.
Ann Arbor regularly makes lists of bests cities in various categories. CNN/Money recently named it to its "100 Best Small Cities" list, and Parenting magazine name it fourth-best city in the United States for families.