Lawrence, Columbia named among top 20 college towns

Franklin B Thompson
The University of Kansas ranked No. 9 on the list.

Students at the University of Kansas and University of Missouri have more going for them besides die-hard sports fans, comely co-eds and confused grandpas in fisherman’s hats.

Lawrence, Kansas, and Columbia, Missouri, made the American Institute for Economic Research’s top 20 “college towns with fewer than 250,000 residents,” according to the Kansas City Business Journal. KU came in at number 9, MU ranked 13th.

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