Boulder ranked No. 3 best small city for college students

For the 2012-2013 school year, Boulder placed #3 in the ranking of the best small cities in the country for college students in an index released by the American Institute for Economic Research. The institute evaluated a dozen factors using the most current data available from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, National Science Foundation and Small Business Administration to provide a snapshot of each community’s overall academic and cultural environment, quality of life and employment opportunities.

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