With college application deadlines approaching and students planning their visits to college or university campuses, leading personal finance social network WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of '2014's Best & Worst College Cities & Towns in America'. Bozeman made the Top 10! Details here.
WalletHub looked for the best or worst combination of academic, social and economic environments by ranking 280 U.S. cities based on 23 key metrics. While Bozeman ranks 9th overall, it ranks 20th among small cities. Some examples of metrics from the data set include the quality of higher education, crime rates and the cost of living. Here's a quick breakdown:

The College Experience in Bozeman (1=Best; 140=Avg.)

  • 119th – Adjusted Cost of Living for Young People
  • 118th – Quality of Higher Education
  • 20th – Cost of Higher Education
  • 57th – Number of Nightlife Options per Capita
  • 56th – Percentage of Part-Time Jobs
  • 27th – Brain Drain
  • 57th – City Accessibility
  • 67th – Crime Rate
  • 52nd – Number of Students per Capita