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The Top 25 Cities for Recent Graduates' Careers

The Top 25 Cities for Recent Graduates' Careers

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Tania Khadder, Anna Hennings, Adam Starr, Alice Handley | WomenCo.

May 11, 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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