Charlotte Ranked Among The Best Metros for 2020 College Grads

For the Class of 2020, graduation season is underway. Normally, this is an exciting time for college graduates, who are free to move to a new city and begin their careers. But for the Class of 2020, the pomp has been overcome by the circumstance: graduates are participating in digital commencements, hitting the job market as unemployment spikes and many cities under some form of lockdown. This year, the goal for college grads is simple – secure a job.
Apartment List has just compiled a new report ranking the stability and resilience of local job markets. According to the report, Charlotte is now ranked as the #19 best metro in the nation for college graduates.
The report found that:
  • The average wage for recent college grads in Charlotte is $42,348, ranking #25 in the nation.
  • 74% of recent college grads in Charlotte work in an remote-friendly occupation, making it easier to find and secure a job during lockdown.
  • Recent college grads are likely to be renters. And in Charlotte, 30% are cost-burdened, spending more than one-third of their income on rent.

Here are the top 50 metros in America: