“Durham-Chapel Hill No. 2, Raleigh-Cary No. 4 among best U.S. metros for college students” headlined by TBJ.
“Durham-Chapel Hill is the second-best small metro for college students and Raleigh-Cary is the fourth-best mid-sized metro, according to data from the American Institute for Economic Research, summarized in a report by Fortune.
The rankings of major (population 2.5 million or more) medium (1 million to 2.5 million) and small (250,000 to 1 million) metros are based on multiple factors relating to social and cultural life – such as diversity, bars and restaurants, rents, and arts and entertainment – and work opportunities….
Boulder, Colorado, is the top small metro above Durham. The top three mid-metros above Raleigh are San Jose, California; Austin, Texas; and Pittsburgh.” excerpts from the TBJ article.