What Others Are Saying

    • Best College Town in America" (Livability.com (based on campus environment, economic health and leisure options), 2015) 
    • “# 2 Best Small College Town in America" (College Values Online (based on cost of living, unemployment rate, crime rate and “wow” factors), 2015)
    • Top Ten Small City (< 160,000 pop.) for “Prime Workforce” (Area Development magazine (based on youthfulness and educational level of workforce, inward migration of talent, and wage trends), 2016)
    • Top Thirty “Best Small Place for Business and Careers” six years running (Forbes, 2010-2015)
    • K-State -- “Best University in Kansas” (Money Magazine, 2016)
    • K-State – “# 1 University in America for Recreation Infrastructure and Transportation for students” (American College of Sports Medicine, 2016)
    • Manhattan – “# 21 Best City for Young Entrepreneurs.” (nerdwallet.com (financial website; based on local business environment and economic health), 2016 
    • Kansas State University -- “Top Five Happiest Colleges / Quality of Student Life / Best Town/Gown Relations" (Princeton Review, 2016)
    • Kansas State – One of the “Top Ten Military Friendly Universities in the U.S.” (Bestcolleges.com), 2016)
    • One of the “Twenty Best Small Cities in the U.S.” (nerdwallet.com, 2015)
    • One of the “Ten Most Relaxed Small Cities in the U.S.” (movoto.com (real estate website; based on low commute times, unemployment and crime rates), 2015)
    • One of the “Twenty Best U.S. College Towns" (Business Insider, 2015)
    • One of “Ten Cities Where Crime is Plummeting” (24/7 Wall Street, 2015)
    •  “Riley County – Healthiest County in the State of Kansas" (County Health Rankings, University of Wisconsin / R.W. Johnson Foundation, 2015)
    • Manhattan High School – named to The Washington Post “America’s Most Challenging High School” list eight years running (2016)
    • One of “Nine Cities Where Wealth is Soaring” (24/7 Wall Street, 2014)
    • Fastest Growing Large City ( > 50,000 pop.) by Percentage in the State of Kansas (The Washington Post, 2014)