Global Executives Say These 20 Universities Produce The Most Employable Graduates


Recruiters and senior executives say that the University of Oxford produces the most employable graduates, according to a new survey.


The "Global Employability Survey" - conducted by French education consulting firm Emerging and German market research firm Trendence - asks employers to describe their ideal university graduate and what schools would best produce this person.

21.8% of those surveyed said an applicant's university was the most important point when reviewing them for a job, and 45.1% percent said it was an important factor, the New York Times reports.

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According to the Times, although the top of the ranking is composed of traditional academic powerhouses, this year's list highlights "institutions that focus on providing graduates with a broad skill set are winning more recognition, irrespective of their country or region."

Here are the 20 schools that produce the most employable graduates:


  1. University of Oxford (Britain)
  2. Harvard University (United States)
  3. University of Cambridge (Britain)
  4. Stanford University (United States)
  5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
  6. Princeton University (United States)
  7. Columbia University (United States)
  8. Yale University (United States)
  9. California Institute of Technology (United States)
  10. University of Tokyo (Japan)
  11. Technical University Munich (Germany)
  12. University of California, Berkeley (United States)
  13. University College London (Britain)
  14. University of Toronto (Canada)
  15. University of Edinburgh (Britain)
  16. École Polytechnique ParisTech (France)
  17. H.E.C. Paris (France)
  18. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong)
  19. École Normale Supérieure Paris (France)
  20. Australian National University (Australia)

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