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Posted August 29, 2013 by

What Are the Fastest-Growing College Towns in the U.S.?

For millions of Americans, heading off to college represents a rite of passage and a grand adventure. College towns are vital, exciting places full of smart people and big ideas.

Some publications, like University Business, have speculated that the meteoric rise of online degree programs eventually could bring an end to the college town as we know it. But for now, the American college town remains a central hub of learning where the school reigns as a driver of economic activity and cultural pursuits.

If you want to see where the populations of college towns are exploding with students and non-students alike, you need to follow the sun: Warm, sunny areas in the South and West dominate our list of America’s Fastest-Growing College Towns, mirroring a shift in overall population trends. (more…)