Best 10 cities for recent college graduates

Finding a job after college is imperative for many college seniors and some cities offer more career opportunities than others. As we approach graduation season, NerdWallet crunched the numbers to find the best cities in the US for recent college graduates. Can you guess which city came out on top? 

9. Denver

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Bike and walking trails pass over the South Platte River into Confluence Park at the edge of downtown Denver.

Population between 20-29: 18.2 percent

Population 25 or older with a Bachelor's degree: 27.7 percent

Median earnings for Bachelor's degree holders: $48,133

Cost of living index: 104.2

Workers with management, business, science or arts jobs: 43.5 percent

Unemployment rate (Feb. 2014): 6.5 percent

Overall score:  61.92

Fresh college grads that enjoy the outdoors will be especially drawn to Denver. In addition to its natural and recreational offerings, Denver boasts a high percentage of its population 25 and over that hold a Bachelor’s degree, as well as a moderate cost of living. The top industries in the Mile-High City are aerospace and aviation, broadcasting and telecommunications, energy and healthcare.

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