Small College Towns

For those who love small towns and their small colleges...send a message if you know of interesting new initiatives in these special places!
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The small town of Wise, Virginia home of the University of Virginia at Wise

The small town of Wise, Virginia home of the University of Virginia at Wise

A day in Yellow Springs, OH; home of Antioch College

A Day in Yellow Springs - Ohio's Hippie Enclave

The counterculture movement is alive and well in Yellow Springs, Ohio. This hippie-minded village in Southwest Ohio has always sort of fascinated me, ever since.

Berea, KY, home of Berea College on Executive Travel's list of America's Best Small Towns...

Berea, KY, home of Berea College on Executive Travel's list of America's Best Small Towns.

An Ode to the College Town: Davidson By Michael Kruse...Davidson, NC, home of Davidson College

An Ode to the College Town of Davidson

Almost went to school at Davidson College but my headmaster said it wasn't far enough away for the 'college experience', lol. Went to tennis camp on campus in the summers during my pre-teen and teen years. A beautiful campus and lovely college town.

Shepherdstown, West Virginia home of Shepherd University

Downtown Shepherdstown offers architectural treasures plus great shopping and food. (Courtesy Judy Olsen) (From: Budget Travel Photos: Coolest Small Towns

Brevard, NC home of Brevard College

When You See What's In This North Carolina Town, You'll Want To Go Right Away

Downtown Brevard is the crossroads between Pisgah National Forest, Dupont State Forest, Gorges State Park, Bracken Mountain Nature Reserve. Downtown Brevard is

Parkville, MO, home of Park University

These 17 Perfectly Picturesque Small Towns In Missouri Are Delightful

You have to see them to believe all there is to do in these small Missouri towns.

Downtown Fulton by William Woods University, via Flickr

Downtown Fulton by William Woods University, via Flickr

Ripon College in Ripon, WI is Recognized for Renovation of Downtown Building.  The community of Ripon has a population of just over 7,700 [2010] and  Ripon College enrolls 840 students [F'2014]

Ripon College in Ripon, WI is Recognized for Renovation of Downtown Building. The community of Ripon has a population of just over and Ripon College enrolls 840 students

Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska is building a new Jackson Dinsdale Arts Center

Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska is building a new Jackson Dinsdale Arts Center

Impact of Dartmouth on Economy of Hanover and Surrounding Towns

Impact of Dartmouth on Economy of Hanover and Surrounding Towns

Southern Vermont College in Bennington, VT announced that the Bruce Laumeister and Elizabeth Small are donating the Bennington Center for the Arts  to the college.

Southern Vermont College in Bennington, VT announced that the Bruce Laumeister and Elizabeth Small are donating the Bennington Center for the Arts to the college.

"Outside Oxford: A Day in the Village of Yellow Springs," by Williams for The Miami Student, February 6, 2017

"Outside Oxford: A Day in the Village of Yellow Springs," by Williams for The Miami Student, February 2017

Focus on Small Colleges Successfully Working with their Communities

As America’s rural colleges struggle with falling enrollments and local flight, they are realizing how their own futures are intertwined with the broader community.

College Towns and Economic Resiliency links to podcast with transcript and an article

College Towns and Economic Resiliency links to podcast with transcript and an article

Fairfield, IA is featured...why is it thriving economically?  Kevin Hardy reports for USA Today & The Des Moines Register.  A number of small business owners are interviewed.  Fairfield is home to Maharishi University of Management.

Fairfield, IA is featured.why is it thriving economically? Kevin Hardy reports for USA Today & The Des Moines Register. A number of small business owners are interviewed. Fairfield is home to Maharishi University of Management.

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