Boston, Massachusetts offers both the exciting atmosphere of a college town and the career and educational opportunities of a thriving East Coast city. Students of Boston colleges and universities come from around the globe to take advantage of the city's educational opportunities. Over 250,000 students attend school in the Boston and Cambridge area, and many choose to remain in Boston for the number of career choices available.
Though there are over 100 Boston colleges and universities, each college has its own identity, which it contributes to the overall college community. Boston University is the city's fourth-largest employer, and boasted a fall 2007 enrollment of nearly 30,000 students. Additionally, Boston colleges and universities like Berklee College of Music and Boston Architectural College offer students a focused education in their chosen specialization.