Ithaca, NY Ranked # 1 by American Institute for Economic Research

The American Institute of Economic Research pulls data from a host of federal agencies — the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, National Science Foundation and Small Business Administration — to create the “AIER College Destinations Index,” or AIER CDI for short.

According to Steven Cunningham, AIER Director of Research and Education, “The characteristics that make up a great college destination often make a location ideal for business, retirement and tourism. 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 the full report.