Graduation is just around the corner for thousands of seniors nationwide. Some of them may find a job by then, but others will have to look extensively. If they don’t find a job in their city they will explore other cities, but what are the best cities for recent college graduates? Below is a list from some of the cities commonly mentioned in research projects.
- Population: 704,352 (as of 2016)
- This Northwestern city is ranked among one of the best for recent college grads. It is home to Amazon, Microsoft and Starbucks. In fact, 23.7 percent of job listings are for new graduates, and the unemployment rate is 3.9 percent. Although it sounds great, the only setback could be the gloomy weather.
- Population: 672,795 (as of 2016)
- This Midwestern city is known for being the cradle of the U.S. automotive industry. It’s grad-friendly because it has one of the most affordable rents, average monthly income is $2,581 and the percentage of grad-friendly job postings is 19.3 percent. So, if this city is on your list, get ready to live near the Great Lakes.
- Population: 140,489 (as of 2016)
- This small city in Ohio could be attractive to recent grads because there are not a lot of people (less traffic!) and the monthly income is $2,503. This city is home to the National Museum of the US Air Force, and has been named as one the best art destinations in the country.
- Population: 303,625 (as of 2016)
- Pittsburgh has been found to have grad-friendly jobs, affordable rent and the average monthly income is $2,527. This city also has tons of things to see like museums and gardens, or you can travel to states nearby.
- Population: 123,243 (as of 2016)
- The capital of Connecticut has an average income of $2,890. This city is filled with a history and if you decide to check it out. You can see The Mark Twain House and Museum where Twain wrote many of his books, as well as Harriet Beecher Stowe’s home that has been converted into a museum.
- Population: 621,849 (as of 2016)
- This Northeastern city has been found to have a strong job market and an average income of $2,882. When you’re not working you can explore the city and see its attractions, which include various museums and Fort McHenry, where “The Star-Spangled Banner” was born.
- Population: 458,880 (as of 2016)
- The capital of North Carolina has been ranked among the best for recent college graduates because the average monthly income is $2,581, and during your free time you can check out the parks and lakes this city has to offer.
- Population: 2.303 million (as of 2016)
- Yes, our city is one of the best for college graduates, so you don’t have to look very far! The average monthly income is around $3,188 and Houston has some interesting points of interest, such as the Museum District and the Space Center.