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2016 Top US Universities for Graduate Employability (Times Higher Education)

Graduate Employablity

Going to college or university isn’t just about preparing you for a career, but choosing the right institution and course can certainly impact on your graduate prospects.

A number of state universities in the US, which generally have lower tuition fees, do particularly well when evaluated by employers.

Almost 100 universities in the United States have been chosen by employers as the best in the country for preparing graduates for jobs, as revealed by the Global University Employability Survey 2016.

The top 10 includes many of the usual suspects – Harvard, Princeton, CalTech and Stanford – but also the University of Florida and Arizona State University, which are not always found right at the top of university rankings.

Tuition fees at American colleges vary widely, particularly for international students, so value for money arguably depends both on tuition fees and how likely graduates are to be successful in their future career.

Please see Note at the bottom for more details and the Top 3 Universities.

 

The 100 best USA Universities for delivering work-ready graduates

Employabilty Rank University

Academic Rank

1 New York University 036
2 Harvard University 002
3 Princeton University 001
4 California Institute of Technology 012
5 Stanford University 005
6 Boston University 039
7 Yale University 003
8 University of Florida 050
9 Arizona State University 129
10 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 007
11 Columbia University 005
11 Johns Hopkins University 010
11 University of California, Los Angeles 24
14 Duke University 008
15 Pennsylvania State University 050
16 North Carolina State University 092
16 Texas A&M University 074
18 University of Notre Dame 015
19 Boston College 031
19 University of Virginia 024
21 Brown University 014
21 Ohio State University 054
21 Purdue University 060
24 University of Massachusetts--Amherst 074
25 University of California, Berkeley 20
26 University of California, San Francisco  
26 University of Kansas 118
26 U of Miami: School of Business Administration  
29 Brigham Young University 068
29 Northwestern University 012
29 University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign 44
32 Carnegie Mellon University 024
32 Cornell University 015
32 Florida Institute of Technology 171
32 Rutgers University, The State U of New Jersey 070
32 University of Pennsylvania 008
37 University of Washington 054
37 Indiana University  
37 The University of Texas at Dallas  
40 George Washington University 056
40 Northeastern University 039
40 Southern Methodist University 056
43 Georgetown University 020
43 University of Chicago 003
43 University of Texas, Austin 056
46 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 039
46 Rice University 015
46 Stony Brook U - The State University of New York 096
46 University of Arizona 124
46 University of Southern California 023
51 University of Maryland 60
51 University of North Carolina 030
51 University of South Carolina 107
54 Case Western Reserve University 037
54 Colorado School of Mines 082
54 Emory University 020
54 Michigan State University 082
54 University of California, San Diego 44
59 Dartmouth College 011
59 University of Colorado Boulder 092
59 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 027
62 Brandeis University 034
62 Indiana University Bloomington 086
62 University of Iowa 082
62 University of Minnesota  
66 University of California, Davis 44
66 University of California, Irvine 39
66 University of Delaware 079
66 University of Pittsburgh 068
66 University of Rochester 032
66 Washington University in St Louis 019
66 Babson College  
73 Georgia Institute of Technology 034
73 University of California, Santa Barbara 37
73 University of Wisconsin, Madison 044
73 Vanderbilt University 015
73 Cox School of Business – SMU  
78 University of California, Riverside 118
78 University of California, Santa Cruz 79
80 Fordham University 060
80 Iowa State University 111
80 University at Buffalo 099
80 University of Utah 111
84 Tufts University 027
85 Tulane University: Freeman School of Business  
85 University of Cincinnati 135
85 Wake Forest University 027
85 Gettysburg College  
85 Thunderbird School of Global Management  
90 University of Wyoming 171
91 Hult International Business School  

 

Source of information: 

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/student/best-universities/graduate-employability-top-universities-united-states-ranked-employers

http://www.usnews.com/education

 

Note. more on the US Ranking

The best universities in the United States for graduate employability have been chosen by local recruiters. November 16 2016

Almost 100 universities in the United States have been chosen by employers as the best in the country for preparing graduates for jobs, as revealed by the Global University Employability Survey 2016.

The top 10 includes many of the usual suspects – Harvard, Princeton, CalTech and Stanford – but also the University of Florida and Arizona State University, which are not always found right at the top of university rankings. Tuition fees at American colleges vary widely, particularly for international students, so value for money arguably depends both on tuition fees and how likely graduates are to be successful in their future career.

The top three universities in the US for graduate employability: 

New York University

NYU’s Wasserman Center supports students at the university on every step of their career development.

The center connects with employers to ensure that their needs are met by the right students. Even after graduation, alumni can meet with career coaches, attend workshops and use the university’s job search service.

Employers often work directly with university clubs to help prepare students to apply the same skills in the workplace.

Harvard University

Harvard is not only one of the most prestigious universities in the world, it is also a top choice for recruiters, for many reasons.

Students are taught by world-leading academics and can take advantage of events on campus outside the core curriculum, on topics ranging from Chilean film to the psychology of prosperity.

Alumni are supplied with a HarvardKey, which gives them access to an alumni directory so that they can build a strong professional network through fellow alumni.

Princeton University

Princeton is the fourth oldest university in the US, and is well renowned for the quality of its research. It is also, it seems, a big hit with companies looking for graduates.

The institution, which is based in New Jersey, has an undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio of just 5:1, meaning students have plenty of guidance during their time at the college. 

Princeton prides itself on its financial aid programme, which it says ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.

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