World’s Best Universities For Graduate Employability In 2016, Caltech, MIT, And Harvard Tops

Harvard University

California Institute of Technology (Caltech) became the highest-ranked university in the world for preparing graduates for the workplace, according to Times Higher Education (THE) 2016 survey, MIT comes in at second place.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, American universities dominate this year’s results. Of the top 150 universities on the list of those whose graduates are most sought after by hiring managers, 37 are based in the United States.

Less encouragingly, only 2 UK universities made it into the top 10 global employable universities: University of Cambridge (4th) and University of Oxford (7th). The top 3 were all based in the United States: California Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard University.

Top 150 universities which produce the most employable graduates, 2016:

RankInstitutionCountryScore
1California Institute of TechnologyUnited States927
2Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUnited States887
3Harvard UniversityUnited States853
4University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom836
5Stanford UniversityUnited States805
6Yale UniversityUnited States800
7University of OxfordUnited Kingdom773
8Technical University of MunichGermany744
9Princeton UniversityUnited States713
10University of TokyoJapan677
11Boston UniversityUnited States648
12Columbia UniversityUnited States576
13Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyHong Kong558
14University of TorontoCanada541
15National University of SingaporeSingapore530
16Imperial College LondonUnited Kingdom517
17Peking UniversityChina508
18McGill UniversityCanada504
19University of California, BerkeleyUnited States487
20Tokyo Institute of TechnologyJapan466
21HEC ParisFrance465
22Australian National UniversityAustralia438
23King’s College LondonUnited Kingdom431
24University of ManchesterUnited Kingdom420
25IE UniversitySpain417
26EMLYONFrance415
27ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ZurichSwitzerland403
28Duke UniversityUnited States382
29Johns Hopkins UniversityUnited States378
30Brigham Young UniversityUnited States372
31LMU MunichGermany368
32University of EdinburghUnited Kingdom367
33Ecole Normale SuperieureFrance366
34Dartmouth CollegeUnited States348
35Ecole Polytechnique Federale de LausanneSwitzerland339
36Mines ParisTechFrance336
37Fudan UniversityChina333
38Indian Institute of ScienceIndia331
39New York UniversityUnited States329
40Brown UniversityUnited States328
41University of California, Los AngelesUnited States319
42CentraleSupelecFrance312
43Ecole PolytechniqueFrance311
44University of Montreal/HECCanada308
45London School of Economics and Political ScienceUnited Kingdom307
46University of British ColumbiaCanada305
47University of MelbourneAustralia303
48University College LondonUnited Kingdom301
49University of SydneyAustralia297
50Goethe University FrankfurtGermany291
51University of CopenhagenDenmark287
52Carnegie Mellon UniversityUnited States285
53Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityChina284
54Cornell UniversityUnited States283
55University of ChicagoUnited States282
56Heidelberg UniversityGermany279
57Monash UniversityAustralia276
58Ghent UniversityBelgium273
59Tsinghua UniversityChina272
60University of California, San FranciscoUnited States269
61Humboldt University of BerlinGermany268
62Stockholm UniversitySweden266
63KU LeuvenBelgium265
64University of New South WalesAustralia263
65Kyoto UniversityJapan262
66University of NavarraSpain259
67Hebrew University of JerusalemIsrael256
67Frankfurt School of Finance and ManagementGermany256
69University of ZurichSwitzerland255
70University of HelsinkiFinland252
71University of Sao PauloBrazil247
72Delft University of TechnologyNetherlands245
73National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech)Taiwan244
74ESSEC Business SchoolFrance242
75McMaster UniversityCanada241
76Technical University of DenmarkDenmark237
77University of Hong KongHong Kong235
78Lund UniversitySweden231
78University Commerciale Luigi BocconiItaly231
80University of California, San DiegoUnited States230
81Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyGermany227
82Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)South Korea226
83Michigan State UniversityUnited States224
84University of BristolUnited Kingdom221
85Chinese University of Hong KongHong Kong220
86University Ramon LlullSpain217
87Pierre and Marie Curie UniversityFrance216
88Eindhoven University of TechnologyNetherlands214
89University of Southern CaliforniaUnited States212
90University of BirminghamUnited Kingdom207
91KTH Royal Institute of TechnologySweden205
92University of GottingenGermany202
93University of NottinghamUnited Kingdom200
94Georgetown UniversityUnited States198
95Erasmus University RotterdamNetherlands193
96Technical University of BerlinGermany189
97Sciences PoFrance186
98University of PennsylvaniaUnited States182
99University of LausanneSwitzerland181
100Northwestern UniversityUnited States180
101Nanyang Technological UniversitySingapore179
102Rice UniversityUnited States178
103University of Texas at AustinUnited States177
103University of WashingtonUnited States177
105University of BernSwitzerland176
106Polytechnic University of MilanItaly175
107Seoul National UniversitySouth Korea174
108Leiden UniversityNetherlands173
109Ohio State UniversityUnited States172
110Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher EducationMexico171
111Zhejiang UniversityChina170
112University of GroningenNetherlands169
113Paris-Sud UniversityFrance168
114Texas A&M UniversityUnited States166
115Free University of BerlinGermany165
116Karolinska InstituteSweden163
117Purdue UniversityUnited States162
118Osaka UniversityJapan160
119Georgia Institute of TechnologyUnited States159
119Nanjing UniversityChina159
121Pohang University of Science and TechnologySouth Korea158
122Technion Israel Institute of TechnologyIsrael157
122University of OsloNorway157
124University of AlbertaCanada156
125University of BaselSwitzerland154
125Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityRussia154
127National Taiwan UniversityTaiwan153
127University of Science and Technology of ChinaChina153
129Keio UniversityJapan152
130University of MichiganUnited States151
130RWTH Aachen UniversityGermany151
132EDHECFrance150
133University of GenevaSwitzerland149
134Trinity College DublinRepublic of Ireland148
135Rutgers, the State University of New JerseyUnited States147
136University of IcelandIceland146
137Scuola Normale Superiore di PisaItaly144
138City University of Hong KongHong Kong141
139Tel Aviv UniversityIsrael139
140University of AucklandNew Zealand137
141National Tsing Hua UniversityTaiwan134
142University of FloridaUnited States133
143University of Wisconsin-MadisonUnited States132
144University of ViennaAustria130
145Saint Petersburg State UniversityRussia125
146University of Buenos AiresArgentina122
147American-University of DubaiUAE110
148University of Malaya (UM)Malaysia109
149King Abdulaziz UniversitySaudi Arabia104
150National Autonomous University of MexicoMexico102
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