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Edinburg named Most Affordable College Town by WalletHub

Media Contact: Roxanne Lerma
Director of Communications & Media
rlerma@cityofedinburg.com (956) 388-8927

Edinburg, TX - The City of Edinburg, the proud home of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, has clinched the prestigious title of "Most Affordable College Town" in the United States, according to WalletHub's "Best College Towns and Cities in America" study.

WalletHub's extensive analysis encompassed an evaluation of 415 cities with college or university populations exceeding 7,500 students. The assessment considered a number of factors critical to students and residents alike, including housing costs, monthly fitness club fees, and the average prices of pizza, burgers, movies, and bowling. The cost of higher education also played a pivotal role in determining the final rankings.

South Texas had a strong showing in WalletHub's rankings, with several Rio Grande Valley cities receiving notable recognition. Brownsville secured the third position, and McAllen claimed the fifth spot, reaffirming the region's status as a hotspot for cost-conscious education seekers.

"We are immensely proud of the collaborative efforts put forth by UTRGV and our vibrant community that have contributed to Edinburg's recognition as the 'Most Affordable College Town' in the country,” Mayor Ramiro Garza Jr. said. “Edinburg is a place where accessible education and a high quality of life intersect, and we look forward to welcoming students and residents alike to experience the exceptional value our city offers. This recognition is a testament to the strong relationship between our university and the City of Edinburg.”

The three-time All-America City continues to shine as a beacon of affordability, quality education, and vibrant community life. WalletHub's latest accolade further underscores Edinburg's position as a premier destination for students and families seeking an enriching college experience without breaking the bank.