Executive Education

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

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:

Rank Institution Country Score
1California Institute of Technology United States 927
2Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States 887
3Harvard University United States 853
4University of Cambridge United Kingdom 836
5Stanford University United States 805
6Yale University United States 800
7University of Oxford United Kingdom 773
8Technical University of Munich Germany 744
9Princeton University United States 713
10University of Tokyo Japan 677
11Boston University United States 648
12Columbia University United States 576
13Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong 558
14University of Toronto Canada 541
15National University of Singapore Singapore 530
16Imperial College London United Kingdom 517
17Peking University China 508
18McGill University Canada 504
19University of California, Berkeley United States 487
20Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan 466
21HEC Paris France 465
22Australian National University Australia 438
23King’s College London United Kingdom 431
24University of Manchester United Kingdom 420
25IE University Spain 417
26EMLYON France 415
27ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich Switzerland 403
28Duke University United States 382
29Johns Hopkins University United States 378
30Brigham Young University United States 372
31LMU Munich Germany 368
32University of Edinburgh United Kingdom 367
33Ecole Normale Superieure France 366
34Dartmouth College United States 348
35Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne Switzerland 339
36Mines ParisTech France 336
37Fudan University China 333
38Indian Institute of Science India 331
39New York University United States 329
40Brown University United States 328
41University of California, Los Angeles United States 319
42CentraleSupelec France 312
43Ecole Polytechnique France 311
44University of Montreal/HEC Canada 308
45London School of Economics and Political Science United Kingdom 307
46University of British Columbia Canada 305
47University of Melbourne Australia 303
48University College London United Kingdom 301
49University of Sydney Australia 297
50Goethe University Frankfurt Germany 291
51University of Copenhagen Denmark 287
52Carnegie Mellon University United States 285
53Shanghai Jiao Tong University China 284
54Cornell University United States 283
55University of Chicago United States 282
56Heidelberg University Germany 279
57Monash University Australia 276
58Ghent University Belgium 273
59Tsinghua University China 272
60University of California, San Francisco United States 269
61Humboldt University of Berlin Germany 268
62Stockholm University Sweden 266
63KU Leuven Belgium 265
64University of New South Wales Australia 263
65Kyoto University Japan 262
66University of Navarra Spain 259
67Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel 256
67Frankfurt School of Finance and Management Germany 256
69University of Zurich Switzerland 255
70University of Helsinki Finland 252
71University of Sao Paulo Brazil 247
72Delft University of Technology Netherlands 245
73National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech) Taiwan 244
74ESSEC Business School France 242
75McMaster University Canada 241
76Technical University of Denmark Denmark 237
77University of Hong Kong Hong Kong 235
78Lund University Sweden 231
78University Commerciale Luigi Bocconi Italy 231
80University of California, San Diego United States 230
81Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Germany 227
82Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) South Korea 226
83Michigan State University United States 224
84University of Bristol United Kingdom 221
85Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong 220
86University Ramon Llull Spain 217
87Pierre and Marie Curie University France 216
88Eindhoven University of Technology Netherlands 214
89University of Southern California United States 212
90University of Birmingham United Kingdom 207
91KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden 205
92University of Gottingen Germany 202
93University of Nottingham United Kingdom 200
94Georgetown University United States 198
95Erasmus University Rotterdam Netherlands 193
96Technical University of Berlin Germany 189
97Sciences Po France 186
98University of Pennsylvania United States 182
99University of Lausanne Switzerland 181
100Northwestern University United States 180
101Nanyang Technological University Singapore 179
102Rice University United States 178
103University of Texas at Austin United States 177
103University of Washington United States 177
105University of Bern Switzerland 176
106Polytechnic University of Milan Italy 175
107Seoul National University South Korea 174
108Leiden University Netherlands 173
109Ohio State University United States 172
110Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education Mexico 171
111Zhejiang University China 170
112University of Groningen Netherlands 169
113Paris-Sud University France 168
114Texas A&M University United States 166
115Free University of Berlin Germany 165
116Karolinska Institute Sweden 163
117Purdue University United States 162
118Osaka University Japan 160
119Georgia Institute of Technology United States 159
119Nanjing University China 159
121Pohang University of Science and Technology South Korea 158
122Technion Israel Institute of Technology Israel 157
122University of Oslo Norway 157
124University of Alberta Canada 156
125University of Basel Switzerland 154
125Lomonosov Moscow State University Russia 154
127National Taiwan University Taiwan 153
127University of Science and Technology of China China 153
129Keio University Japan 152
130University of Michigan United States 151
130RWTH Aachen University Germany 151
132EDHEC France 150
133University of Geneva Switzerland 149
134Trinity College Dublin Republic of Ireland 148
135Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey United States 147
136University of Iceland Iceland 146
137Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa Italy 144
138City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong 141
139Tel Aviv University Israel 139
140University of Auckland New Zealand 137
141National Tsing Hua University Taiwan 134
142University of Florida United States 133
143University of Wisconsin-Madison United States 132
144University of Vienna Austria 130
145Saint Petersburg State University Russia 125
146University of Buenos Aires Argentina 122
147American-University of Dubai UAE 110
148University of Malaya (UM) Malaysia 109
149King Abdulaziz University Saudi Arabia 104
150National Autonomous University of Mexico Mexico 102
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