Finding a job after college is imperative for many college seniors and some cities offer more career opportunities than others. As we approach graduation season, NerdWallet crunched the numbers to find the best cities in the US for recent college graduates. Can you guess which city came out on top?
7. Raleigh, NC
Population between 20-29: 19.4 percent
Population 25 or older with a Bachelor's degree: 31.9 percent
Median earnings for Bachelor's degree holders: $45,495
Cost of living index: 93.6
Workers with management, business, science or arts jobs: 46.3 percent
Unemployment rate: 5.1 percent
Overall score: 69.81
Raleigh’s population is highly educated, with 31.9 percent of residents 25 and over holding a Bachelor’s degree—the third highest proportion of the nation’s 50 largest cities. Raleigh’s major industries include manufacturing, aerospace, biotechnology and green energy. Two of the top employers in the area are SAS Institute, Inc., which is headquartered in the region, and North Carolina State University.