ICYMI: Tampa Named 8th Best Large College City in America According to WalletHub

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Good afternoon – I wanted to make sure you saw the news, WalletHub has named Tampa the 8th best large college city in America.

You can find the full study here: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-college-cities-and-towns-in-america/8974/.

To identify the college cities and towns offering the best combination of academic, social and economic growth potential for college students, WalletHub ranked 326 U.S. cities based on 23 key metrics, ranging from the quality of higher education to crime rates to cost of living.

The College Experience in Tampa (1=Best; 32=Avg.)

  • 2nd – Cost of Higher Education
  • 8th – Number of Nightlife Options per Capita
  • 12th  Crime Rate
  • 7th - Earning Potential for People with a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher



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