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A recent article in The Wall Street Journal has a series of fascinating maps highlighting the geographic dispersal of recent college graduates. "A college education is often a ticket to the best career opportunities. For most graduates, that means moving to the nation’s biggest metropolitan areas, boosting the intellectual capital that helps those cities thrive. But the patterns vary widely by city and by institution. ... More than one-quarter of graduates from Ivy League schools, such as Cornell, live in New York City, San Francisco or Washington, D.C., data covering the past 10 years show. Those cities' already-robust economies gain further by drawing from some of the nation's leading schools. Las Vegas is one of the nation’s 30 largest cities, but it draws relatively few college graduates. This reflects the large role of entertainment and construction in the city's economy. ... Washington, D.C. ranks sixth in the nation in population but second in drawing power. It attracts 2% or more of alumni from 218 schools, second only to New York." The site also gives users the option of tracking a particular school's graduates or a particular city's draw. www.wsj.com/graphics/where-graduates-move-after-college/?shareToken=st74c7f4e48f6d49c7b5fa03b75f8779d7&mod=djmc_Pocket0226&tier_1=22354781&tier_2=dcm&tier_3=22354781&tier_4=0&tier_5=4508749
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