A brand new crop of college graduates has been set loose on the city (congratulations to you!) and I’m sure that a few of those grads are a bit worried as to what comes next.  I wouldn’t get too worked up over that though because a recent study feels that El Paso is definitely up to the task.

CreditDonkey.com (great name) ranked El Paso #4 on a list of top 10 cities for 2014 college graduates to live in.

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The study feels that medium-sized cities (population between 500,000 and 1 million people) generally have more employment opportunities along with a more reasonable cost of living, especially when it comes to the amount of rent you’ll be paying.  With that being said, you may not want to let mom and dad read this blog on the off chance they ask you to move out (I don’t have to worry about it cause I’m not a college grad….yet).

This study isn’t all about working and saving money though.  It takes the simple fact that some people like/want/need to cut loose after work into account (the bar scene my friends, they like our bar scene) and rightly assumes that we don’t want to spend too much of our day driving from point A to point B.

When it comes to Sun City, here’s what the study has to say; “El Paso is one of those cities that’s solid across the board with a good job market, low rent, and an active bar scene. But the commute times aren’t great—resulting in less time at the bar and more time on the road.”

Fun Fact: El Paso has about 2.34 bars per 10,000 people (just thought you should know).

Click here to see which other cities made the cut.