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Oxford, Ohio named best college town in America

WalletHub ranked Oxford, Ohio the home of Miami University as one of the best college towns in America (Photo: Flickr/zug55) WalletHub ranked Oxford, Ohio the home of Miami University as one of the best college towns in America (Photo: Flickr/zug55)
(FOX19) - Oxford, Ohio the home of Miami University was ranked one of the best college towns in America.

The study conducted by finance web site WalletHub ranked 280 U.S. cities and towns to find the ones that promise the best or worst combination of of academic, social and economic atmospheres.  

Wallet Hub says they examined the cities of various sizes across three equally weighted dimensions, named "Wallet Wellness," "Youth-Oriented Environment" and "Opportunities." Then the study identified 23 metrics that are relevant to those dimensions, The data set and corresponding weight for each metric can be found here: http://bit.ly/1uX2on7

Oxford was ranked No. 23 in the "Wallet Wellness" rank, No. 16 in "Youth-Oriented Environment" rank and first in the "Opportunities" rank category.

In addition, Oxford was ranked first in "Lowest Brain Drain," third in "Highest % of part-time jobs" and first in "Highest Number of Students per Capita."

Cincinnati was ranked No. 47 overall with a ranking of No. 26 for "Wallet Wellness," No. 54 in "Youth-Oriented Environment" and No. 202 in "Opportunities."

Read the full report here

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