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College Graduates: Top 25 Cities for Finding Your Entry-Level Job

College Graduates: Top 25 Cities for Finding Your Entry-Level Job

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Anna Hennings, Tania Khadder, Adam Starr, Alice Handley | Excelle

October 20, 2009
















#16. Boston, MA

Population: 599,351
 

Average Salary: $51,730
 

Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 80
  

Average Commute Time: 27.3 minutes 
  

Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 118
 

Unemployment Rate: 7.4   The unofficial “Capital of New England” is home to 21 four-year colleges and universities, making it a national center for higher education. These schools add to the local economy, not just by creating jobs but by attracting loads of high tech industries to the city. And at an average salary of $51,730, Boston boasts one of the highest incomes on our list. Living costs, however, are on the higher side, which pushes this iconic city farther down the list.

Bonus fun fact: The first telephone call was made in Boston.