The 25 best states to start your post-college life
Now that you’ve got your degree, it’s time to decide where you want to put down roots and start a career.
UE - Now that you’ve got your degree, it’s time to decide where you want to put down roots and start a career. Transitioning into the “real world” can be difficult, especially when you start to consider long-term goals, like buying a house and starting a family.
Home ownership remains firmly a part of the traditional American dream, after graduating college and landing a job.
However, for soon-to-be or recent college graduates, not all housing markets are created equal. The best locations should provide the ability to purchase a house and live comfortably after making mortgage payments.
To help grads find the right place to settle down, we investigated the economic prospects and cost of living in all 50 states to determine if, in fact, the American dream is still attainable and how much it actually costs. The states that top the list share two common traits: First, they have excellent projected employment growth rates; and second, they offer earning potential that is relative to the housing prices in the state.