Ithaca was ranked 25th overall for 2016's Best Cities for Graduates.

Ithaca Ranked 25th Best City for New Graduates

The city also ranked 22nd in the jobs category, reflecting lower unemployment rates for the college educated population in relation to the general population, but 379th — the fourth lowest of all cities — in affordability.

Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick '09 discuss The Ithaca Plan at the University Assembly meeting Tuesday.

U.A. Debates Legality of Ithaca Plan, Admins Pitch Expansion to Residential Housing

Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick ’09 faced pushback from University Assembly members while promoting the Ithaca Plan at Cornell Tuesday. University officials also spoke at the meeting to address the dearth of housing available on campus. Myrick originally presented his Ithaca Plan to combat heroin usage last winter; since then, there have been few public developments. The controversial plan involves a supervised heroin injection facility, a provision which would need to be approved by the New York State legislature. “A couple years ago, we had three heroin overdoses in the course of about a week and a half, and it was all too familiar,” Myrick said, stressing Ithaca’s need for a new drug policy.