There are literally hundreds upon hundreds of college towns across the United States.

Narrowing them down to the 30 safest college towns in the nation is a monumental task, but that's exactly what has done - and it's good news for Michigan.

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Turns out the Mitten State is home to no less than three of America's safest college towns!

What Makes a College Town "Safe"?

The authors of this study looked at a variety of criteria when determining the safety levels of college towns all across America - things like FBI statistics on violent crimes and property crimes, the presence of community outreach programs, security practices, and other safety measures.

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After crunching the numbers and analyzing the data, here are the three Michigan college towns that deems to be among the 30 safest ones in America.

Marquette, Michigan

Marquette, Michigan
Street view of Marquette, Michigan. Photo via Canva

Marquette, Michigan is home to Northern Michigan University.  Nestled along the shore of Lake Superior, Marquette ranks as the 30th-safest college town in the entire country.


Midland, Michigan

Midland, Michigan Aerial View
Aerial view of Midland, Michigan. Photo via Canva

Students at Northwood University enjoy the 27th-safest college town in the country: Midland, Michigan.


Rochester Hills, Michigan

Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan
Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Photo via GoogleMaps

Rochester Hills, Michigan - home of Oakland University - rates as the safest college town in Michigan, and the 11th-safest all of the United States.

Curious what college towns ranked better than that, or what some of the other ones in the top 50 are? Check out's full breakdown here.

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