CENTRE COUNTY - The town of State College is the 3rd best college destination. That's according to the American Institute for Economic Research - college destinations index (AIER CDI). The index separates towns into certain categories:
For the 2012-2013 school year, State College not only placed number three in the ranking of the best college towns in the country for college students, but also ranked as third overall college destination. The AIER CDI evaluates more than two hundred metropolitan areas.