It is often hard to tell what makes a city good for STEM, especially when it comes to the number of college graduates entering the workforce.
That’s especially true in the U.S. with many of the top universities in the country struggling to attract students from lower-income communities.
But there are some good indicators that the country’s cities and towns are thriving in the fields of technology, engineering and math, as well as STEM education.
The Hill recently ranked each of the 50 largest cities for the number and quality of STEM graduates, and it also provided an overview of what it considers to be the best STEM training locations.
The Hill analyzed Census data to determine the best and worst cities for graduating STEM students.
Each city’s ranking was determined by using a blend of demographics, job needs and local economic and political factors.
The ranking was based on an analysis of the average salaries of graduates from all colleges and universities in each city.