Known as one of the most prestigious European universities, the University of Oxford continues to be ranked first in Europe for graduate employability, followed by the University of Oxford in the UK, and Switzerland’s ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. The definitive magazine for top CEOs and business leaders, the CEOWORLD magazine pulled data from QS Graduate Employability Rankings to find out which European universities ranked highest for graduate employment.
UCL (University College London) in the United Kingdom and Ecole Polytechnique in France ranked as 4th and 5th, respectively. The ranking aims to highlight universities producing the most employable graduates and is based on a methodology which considers 5 factors, including each university’s graduate employment rate, alumni outcomes, employer reputation, employer/student connections, and partnerships with employers per faculty.
Top 25 universities in Europe for graduate employability, 2019
- University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 7
- University of Oxford, United Kingdom, 10
- ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland, 15
- UCL (University College London), United Kingdom, 18
- Ecole Polytechnique, France, 30
- KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, 31
- Imperial College London, United Kingdom, 33
- The University of Manchester, United Kingdom, 35
- Politecnico di Milano, Italy, 36
- Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, 41
- University of Bristol, United Kingdom, 47
- London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom, 49
- University of Leeds, United Kingdom, 53
- The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 57
- King’s College London, United Kingdom, 58
- RWTH Aachen University, Germany, 60
- University of Navarra, Spain, 61
- University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, 66
- CentraleSupélec, France, 67
- University College Dublin, Ireland, 74
- The University of Warwick, United Kingdom, 75
- Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, 78
- KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, 79
- Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, 82
- Durham University, United Kingdom, 83
Infographic: Top 25 universities in Europe for graduate employability, 2019
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