Athens, Ohio, tied for 15th on a list of the best college towns in America for starting a career.

The list was made by Grand Canyon University and was shared July 11 by Business Insider. Data from the U.S. Census, Yelp, Indeed and U.S. Climate Data were taken into account in the rankings. 

The scale used to rank the college towns ranges from zero to 60. Athens scored a  35.80, tying with Wayne, Nebraska.

 Notre Dame, Indiana, was the top town on the list, scoring a 42.50. The lowest town on the list,  Fairfax, Virginia, scored a 35.65.

The scale is broken down into  six categories. In each category, towns can earn a score between zero and 10. Those categories are Similar Stage Population, Job Market Score, Climate Score, Culture Score, City Infrastructure Score and Financial Score. 

All but  three college towns were east of the Mississippi River. Those include towns in South Dakota, Nebraska and Oklahoma. 

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