Texas claims 3 out of 10 spots for top cities for recent graduates

Texas claims three of the 10 spots in Apartment.com's Top 10 Best Cities for Recent College Graduates list. Apartment.com looks at factors such as employment opportunities, unemployment rates, salary, affordability of the city, demographics of the city such as the percentage of the population between 25 and 29 years old as well as the city's "singles scene."

This year, the top 10 cities for recent graduates are:

  1. Denver, Colo.
  2. Charlotte, N.C.
  3. Phoenix, Ariz.
  4. Austin, Texas
  5. Columbus, Ohio
  6. Cincinnati, Ohio
  7. Fort Worth, Texas
  8. Indianapolis, Ind.
  9. Las Vegas, Nev.
  10. Dallas, Texas

The three cities in Texas demonstrate the growth of the state. Dallas is one of the top employment centers in the U.S., according to Apartments.com, and has high chances for employment. Fort Worth has a low unemployment rate at 4.5 percent and boasts multiple international corporations in the high-tech, defense and health care industries. Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World and has an unemployment rate of a little over 3 percent. This city is also home to many pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

As the Texas economy continues to expand and its cities gain popularity, businesses should work with engineering and technical recruiters to bridge the gap between qualified candidates and open positions.