Corvallis ranks as a top college town in U.S. - KPTV - FOX 12

Corvallis ranks as a top college town in U.S.

Posted: Updated: April 2, 2013 03:30 PM

Students at Oregon State University are in one of America's best college towns.

That's according to the American Institute for Economic Research. The group released a study naming the 75 best college towns and cities for 2012-2013.

Corvallis finished fifth on the list of best college towns with a population of less than 250,000 people.

The rankings were based on factors like student concentration, student diversity, research capacity, degree attainment and cost of living.

Portland ranked 14th on the college destinations list for mid-sized metro areas. That list is topped by San Jose, CA.

Boston is on top of the major metro area list. Seattle ranked seventh.

For the complete rankings, go to

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