To come up with its annual College Destinations Index, the American Institute for Economic Research
evaluates each community’s overall academic and cultural environment, quality of life and employment opportunities in the area.
“At a time when approximately half of current college graduates are unemployed or underemployed, the pros and cons of a particular college destination should be an important factor in making a college selection,” says Julie Zhu, the AIER research analyst who oversaw compilation of the Index.
The index includes the top 75 US towns and cities for college students with student populations of 15,000 or more.
Cleveland is ranked #12 under Mid-Size Metros.
“The characteristics that make up a great college destination often make a location ideal for business, retirement and tourism," says Steven Cunningham, AIER Director of Research and Education. "A top AIER College Destinations Index ranking should be just as important to the town or city as it is to the schools located there and the families and students attending or considering them.”
Read all about the rankings here