Atlanta Leads The Top Ten Cities For New College Grads

The National Center for Education Statistics projects more than 1.6 million students will graduate with bachelor’s degrees in the class of 2014.  Homes.com teamed up with sister site, ForRentUniversity.com, to make a list of the 10 most favorable cities for new college graduates. Based on mean entry-level income, average price of a one-bedroom apartment, proximity to postgraduate institutions, and social opportunities, the best cities for new grads are:

 

1. Atlanta

Mean entry-level income: $43,000

Median price for a one-bedroom apartment: $800

Unemployment rate: 6.9

 

2. Dallas

Mean entry-level income: $38,000

Median price for a one-bedroom apartment: $900

Unemployment rate: 5.8%

 

3. Houston

Mean entry-level income: $41,000

Median price for a one-bedroom apartment: $800

Unemployment rate: 5.7%

4. St. Louis

Mean entry-level income: $38,000

Median price for a one-bedroom apartment: $960

Unemployment rate: 8.2%

 

5. Minneapolis/St. Paul

Mean entry-level income: $32,000

Median price for a one-bedroom apartment: $900

Unemployment rate: 5.0%

 

6. Raleigh, N.C.

Mean entry-level income: $35,000

Median price for a one-bedroom apartment: $800

Unemployment rate: 6.2%

 

7. Denver

Mean entry-level income: $35,000

Median price for a one-bedroom apartment: $970

Unemployment rate: 6.5%

 

8. Seattle

Mean entry-level income: $39,000

Median price for a one-bedroom apartment: $1,300

Unemployment rate: 6.0%

 

9. Boston

Mean entry-level income: $46,000

Median price for a one-bedroom apartment: $1,590

Unemployment rate: 5.9%

 

10. Washington, D.C.

Mean entry-level income: $46,000

Median price for a one-bedroom apartment: $1,600

Unemployment rate: 5.1%

 

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