Philadelphia: One Of The Country’s 10 Best Cities For College Grads

Uwishunu had great news today, Philadelphia was named by Kiplinger’s personal finance magazine as one of the ten best cities in the country for recent college graduates.

I can attest to this as a recent college graduate that Philadelphia is a great city for those starting in their careers. The city has a healthy economy fueling new job growth, rent affordability, access to public transportation, overall cost of living, culture, nightlife and the percentage of people ages 20 to 24.

The magazine’s spotlight on Philadelphia cites that the number of college-educated young adults in Philadelphia has jumped 57% since 2000, a fact the article attributes to the relatively low cost of living and diverse entry-level job opportunities here.

More feathers in Philadelphia’s cap: the city “boasts one of the most competitive bioscience and medical technology hubs,” we’re the fifth largest city in the nation and in the past year, the city added 22,5000 jobs in health and education.

Read more coverage of Philadelphia student population on Uwishunu here.