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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
















#18. Columbus, OH

Population: 747,755
  

Average Salary: $40,770
  

Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 17
  

Average Commute Time: 20 minutes 
  

Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 178
 

Unemployment Rate: 7.9   Named after Christopher Columbus, the largest city in Ohio is also one of the largest cities on our list. The city boasts a robust economy, ranking in the top 10 in the nation. Government jobs provide the largest source of employment here, followed by its large higher education institutions. Columbus offers a relatively low cost of living and also boasts the lowest unemployment rate of all the 25 best value cities on this list.   Bonus fun fact: 50% of the United States population lives within a 500-mile radius of Columbus.


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    JobMango

    over 1 year ago

    2 comments

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    uniqueone85

    almost 4 years ago

    2 comments

    I wonder what chicago's rank is. it seems like the only successful jobs over here in the chicago area well areas i'm familiar with and all i see is insurance, financial services businesses, primerica, pretty much sales positions or marketing.

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    nar125

    almost 4 years ago

    2 comments

    I don't know how Pittsburgh made the list!!! It sucks to find jobs here, trust me I know!

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    Frank_Ball

    almost 4 years ago

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    dehagood

    about 4 years ago

    2 comments

    While these are all great cities, I think Boise ID should be up there. It's style is like that of Colorado, and with a 23% increase in population in the last 10 years, it is the third fastest growing state and state economy in the country.

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    graphic_d

    about 4 years ago

    2 comments

    i can't hardly wait for the adventure to ensue. bouldering, rock climbing, white water rafting, hang gliding, camping, hiking, fishing...

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    Rachel311

    about 4 years ago

    2 comments

    I SO SO SO SO needed to read this! What a blessing! I've been wondering where the heck I should move to next and now I have a much better list of places!

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    spencermiller52

    about 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Just my luck, I moved from San Antonio to Houston because I was told that Houston was the best in Texas for entry-level jobs. To my surprise S. A. ranks #2, well looks like I'll be going back home sooner than I thought.

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    mpina09

    about 4 years ago

    10 comments

    I am so relieved that someone made this article. Even though I am still an undergrad student, I've been wondering for a while if I really do want to go back home after college, especially since I know there aren't any companies that have their headquarters based in Miami Beach.

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    Jonny_Utah

    over 4 years ago

    232 comments

    Spammers!

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    Unaccredited Cate

    over 4 years ago

    As long as i find a job...

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    njo2165

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Have always wanted to find somewhere to move to after college but I love my hometown in Philly. But I'll go anywhere accountants thrive.

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    jamorris

    over 4 years ago

    4 comments

    Ok, I've just hit the jackpot, off to San Antonio I go.

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