Best cities for college grads

Although the semester just began, seniors will spend this year preparing for graduation, when they will be forced to face the job market. While searching for a post-grad plan, students will set their sights on a number of potential employers all over the world. The question is, where will your job search take you? Rent.com researched the top cities based on unemployment rates, mean annual income, cost of living and rental inventory to provide a list of places most welcoming to college grads.

*Boston*

Unemployment rate: 6.8 percent

Median household income: $50,684

*Minneapolis/St. Paul*

Unemployment rate: 6.2 percent

Median household income: $46,075

*Seattle*

Unemployment rate: 7.2 percent

Median household income: $60,665

*Houston*

Unemployment rate: 7.6 percent

Median household income: $42,962

*Baltimore*

Unemployment rate: 11.1 percent

Median household income: $39,386

*Raleigh, NC*

Unemployment rate: 7.2 percent

Median household income: $52,219

*Kansas City, MO*

Unemployment rate: 8.2 percent

Median household income: $44,113

*Dallas*

Unemployment rate: 7.9 percent

Median household income: $41,682

*Washington*

Unemployment rate: 9 percent

Median Household Income: $58,526

*Austin, Texas*

Unemployment rate: 6 percent

Median Household Income: $50,520