San Antonio Ranked Number 2 in USA for New College Grads

San Antonio is tied with Austin for the second best big city in the country for new college graduates, according to a study done by an online degree website, which praised the city for both the low cost of living and big parties, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

"From the annual springtime Fiesta, the "Party with a Purpose," to dining, shopping, or simply strolling along the famed verdant River Walk, new residents to San Antonio can look forward to living in a historically rich city that both "remembers the Alamo" and supports 21st-century industry sectors like aerospace, bioscience and cybersecurity," the study, done by reads.

This is the latest in a string of studies that ranked San Antonio high for millennials.  According to recent data from, San Antonio, over the last 4 years, was among the nation's fastest-growing cities for college-educated Millennials, and was tops in Texas. 

"Part of San Antonio’s regional attraction may lie in its affordability, particularly among Millennials, whose median salary in San Antonio leaves a wider gap between earnings and minimum salary required to afford a home than that of their counterparts in Austin," they write.

Between 2000 and 2013, San Antonio had a 30% gain in millennials.  That's slightly higher than Austin's 28%. Jenna Saucedo-Herrera, who heads the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, says studies like these are important to build momentum.

"When young college graduates finish up their time at university, they're not following jobs," she explains.  "They're relocating to communities of their preference and then finding jobs secondarily."

Despite the flood damage from Hurricane Harvey, Houston ranked as the top city for new grads.

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