The Tri-States Did Well in Business Insider’s List of Best College Towns in America
Columbia, home of the University of Missouri made the top 10, as did Champaign-Urbana, IL (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Parkland College), Iowa City (University of Iowa) and Ames, IA (Iowa State). Overall, 60% of the colleges listed were in the mid-west.
If you have kids that are about to go to college, it might be worth taking a look at some of these regional schools. They may not have to move too far away to get a great education.