A new report from CNBC Make It ranks St. Louis #1 for college grads to start a career, beating out other top cities! All top three cities are located in the midwest. These cities have relatively low costs of living while offering comparable transit and entertainment options to larger coastal cities.

A city received a higher overall appeal score if it has a lower unemployment rate, a lower cost of living, lower one-bedroom rental costs, a high alternative transit score and a higher number of arts and entertainment venues per capita. Read more in the report!