Cincinnati ranked top city for recent college graduates

The Queen City reigns supreme for three years running on SmartAsset's annual list

For the third year in a row, Cincinnati tops a list of best cities for new college graduates, based on affordability, jobs and fun.

The Queen City ranks No. 1 on SmartAsset's "Best Cities for New College Grads – 2021 Edition." The annual list takes into account a number of factors centered around jobs, affordability and fun in the 106 largest U.S. cities.

Topping the list since 2019, Cincinnati finished seventh for affordability and tied at third for fun this year. The city has the eighth-lowest median monthly rent ($660) and the 12th-lowest cost of living ($19,713). Cincinnati also has the seventh-best Yelp bar scores (3.98) and ranks in the top 25% for jobs.

The news was covered by the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Business Courier, Fox 19 and more.

SmartAsset's best cities for new college grads

  1. Cincinnati, Ohio
  2. Columbus, Ohio
  3. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  4. St. Louis, Missouri
  5. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  6. Lexington, Kentucky
  7. Madison, Wisconsin
  8. Indianapolis, Indiana
  9. Nashville, Kentucky
  10. Louisville, Kentucky

Featured image at top: Joy Yocis/UC Creative + Brand

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