U.S. (CNN) — The American Institute of Economic Research has released its top 75 College Destinations Index from 2012.
The study is based on the following categories:
- Earning potential among others.
The cities were divided up into five different categories based on the size of their population.
Here's how Texas and Louisiana cities stacked up:
For the "large metropolitan" category: Houston came in 9th and was followed by Dallas at 10th.
For the "midsize metropolitan" category: Austin came in 2nd, New Orleans 13 and San Antonio 15th.
For the "small metropolitan" category: Lubbock came in 11th and Killeen 19th.
- For "best college towns": College Station finished at 11th.
To see the complete list visit the American Institute for Economic Research website.