10 Best Cities for New College Graduates Hello, Cincinnati By Newser Editors, Newser Staff Posted May 25, 2016 8:29 AM CDT 8 comments Comments The Cincinnati skyline. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File) (Newser) – This year's new college graduates might want to give Ohio a closer look as a place to land. The state has two of the top three cities in a list by SmartAsset of the best places for new grads. The list looks at three big factors: jobs, affordability, and things to do. The top 10: Cincinnati, Ohio Pittsburgh, Pa. Columbus, Ohio Kansas City, Mo. San Antonio, Texas Austin, Texas Seattle, Wash. Omaha, Neb. Madison, Wis. Wichita, Kan. Click for the full rankings.