Best Metros for College Graduates: Austin Ranks #6

One of the biggest decisions graduates must make before their college career ends is were to live after college. Some may move back home to be closer to family and friends, yet some may be considering factors like job availability, family friendliness, or environment and climate. There are many options for graduates depending on the market they are job searching in, so external factors like location can weigh heavy on the decision.


Recently, a ranking was published with the best metropolitan area for college graduates to live, taking into account the COVID-19 pandemic. The ranking compared factors including average wage, unemployment rate, rent rates, population with college degree, remote work options, and more. Austin, considered one of the best metros for young adults, ranked in the Top 10 at number 6, scoring high in the categories of college-educated adults and remote work opportunities.


  1. San Jose, CA
  2. San Francisco, CA
  3. Washington, DC
  4. Boston, MA
  5. Milwaukee, WI
  6. Austin, TX
  7. Minneapolis, MN
  8. Raleigh, NC
  9. Seattle, WA

10. Indianapolis, IN

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