World's Best Universities for Getting a Job, Announced by QS Quacquarelli Symonds

World's Best Universities for Getting a Job, Announced by QS Quacquarelli Symonds

PR Newswire

LONDON, September 12, 2017

LONDON, September 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Stanford named global number one 


QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analysts and career advice specialists, have announced the world's 500 leading universities for the nurturing of graduate employability. This innovative and unique ranking provides extensive insights into the link between university practices and graduate employability.

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The QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018 names Stanford as the world-leader, followed by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Harvard University. Stanford leads by virtue of perfect scores for Employer Reputation, Alumni Outcomes, and Partnerships with Employers - the only university with three 'full marks' scores.

Nunzio Quacquarelli, CEO of QS said: "This ranking is arguably the most extensive global comparison of the employability outcomes achieved by higher education institutions."

Key findings:

                         QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018 (Top 10)
        2018 Rank          2018 QSWUR                Institution                  Country

            1                  2          Stanford University                        US
            2                  33         UCLA                                       US
            3                  3          Harvard University                         US
            4                  50         The University of Sydney               Australia
            5                  1          MIT                                        US
            6                  5          University of Cambridge                    UK
            7                 41=         The University of Melbourne            Australia
            8                  6          University of Oxford                       UK
            9                  27         University of California, Berkeley         US
            10                 25         Tsinghua University                      China
              (c) QS Quacquarelli Symonds 2004-2017

Ben Sowter, Research Director, QS, said: "Better comparative data about how universities are preparing their students for this mutable, challenging employment market is required. This ranking is designed to improve the conversation around graduate employability, while providing students with the nuanced, innovative methodology required to make empowering decisions."

Sowter continued: "We find that nurturing career success is a multifaceted endeavor, and cannot be attributed to institutional reputation alone. Stanford is differentiated from its equally prestigious peers by its commitment to strong research relationships with employers and number of high-flying alumni."

The 2018 QS Graduate Employability Rankings can be found here.

The detailed methodology can be found here.

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