By: Mary Jones
The college allows high-achieving students from low-income families to attend for free. Retirees can take advantage of Michigan's sporting events, musical performances and speakers.
The oldest and highest-rated college is the University of Pennsylvania, which was founded by Benjamin Franklin. The Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian are ranked in 13th
Duke University, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill. Retirees who live near campus can often take advantage of classes, athletics and performances.
Tennessee's state capital city is best known for its association with country music, but the area is also home to several institutions of higher learning, including Vanderbilt University and Tennessee State University.
Both Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh have Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes, which provide classes specifically for senior citizens – no tests or grades required.
New York City's ranking as a retirement spot is bolstered by several top medical institutions, including New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and Cornell, NYU Langone Hospitals and Mount Sinai Hospital
The city's largest employers are the state government and the university, but the area also has a growing number of biotech jobs. Wisconsin has cold and snowy winters
Major universities include Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tufts University, Brandeis University, Boston College, Boston University and Northeastern University.
Washington, D.C., has multiple institutions of higher learning, including the top-ranked Georgetown University and George Washington University. The nation's capital has a strong economy and the federal government
The massive University of Texas at Austin has 52,000 students and 3,000 teaching faculty members. Those age 65 or older can take up to six credit hours at the university tuition-free.
– Ann Arbor, Michigan. – Philadelphia. – Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina. – Nashville, Tennessee.
Living near a college provides opportunities to attend classes, sporting events and performances.