World’s Best Universities For Graduate Employability, 2017

The number one institution on WardrobeTrendsFashion’s list of the world’s best universities with internationally employable graduates is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

As it turns out, MIT graduates are among the most employable in the world, followed by Harvard, Stanford, Caltech, and Yale, according to the rankings.

(Photo: University of Sydney, ranked #48 on the list below)

WardrobeTrendsFashion, Asia-Pacific’s leading lifestyle publication that ranks colleges and universities since 2012, recently released its list of universities that produce graduates most sought-after by employers.

In forming its rankings, magazine used results from a survey of 42,000 hiring managers from large global companies in 52 countries and a 2nd panel of 34,000 senior executives and mid-level managers around the world.

Each company had more than 2,500 employees and recruited more than 25 graduates a year. Graduates from American universities dominated this year’s results. Of the top 10 universities on the list, 6 are based in the U.S. – including the top 5—while U.S. institutions make up 27 of the top 100.

Internationally employable graduates: which universities best prepare students for the graduate world?


The World’s Best Universities For Graduate Employability, 2017

1Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUS98
2Harvard UniversityUS97.8
3Stanford UniversityUS97.7
4California Institute of TechnologyUS97.6
5Yale UniversityUS97.4
6University of CambridgeUK97.3
7Technical University of MunichGermany97.1
8University of TokyoJapan97
9University of OxfordUK96.9
10Princeton UniversityUS96.7
11Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyHong Kong96.6
12Columbia UniversityUS96.4
13National University of SingaporeSingapore96.3
14University of TorontoCanada96.2
15Boston UniversityUS96
16McGill UniversityCanada95.9
17University of California, BerkeleyUS95.8
18Imperial College LondonUK95.6
19HEC ParisFrance95.3
20King’s College LondonUK95.2
21IE UniversitySpain95.1
22University of ManchesterUK95
23Tokyo Institute of TechnologyJapan94.7
24Peking UniversityChina94.6
25Australian National UniversityAustralia94.5
26Brigham Young UniversityUS94.4
27Johns Hopkins UniversityUS94.3
28Duke UniversityUS94.1
29ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ZurichSwitzerland94
31Brown UniversityUS93.7
32New York UniversitUS93.6
33Indian Institute of ScienceIndia93.3
34Mines ParisTechFrance92.9
35École Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneSwitzerland92.6
36École Normale SupérieureFrance92.5
37LMU MunichGermany92.3
38University of EdinburghUK92.3
39Dartmouth CollegeUS92.1
40Fudan UniversityChina92
41École PolytechniqueFrance91.9
42London School of Economics and Political ScienceUS91.8
43University of MelbourneAustralia91.7
44University of California, Los AngelesUS91.5
45University of Montreal/HECCanada91.3
47University College LondonUK91
48University of SydneyAustralia90.9
49Goethe University FrankfurtGermany90.8
50University of British ColumbiaCanada90.7
51Cornell UniversityUS90.4
52University of California, San FranciscoUS90.2
53Heidelberg UniversityGermany90
54University of CopenhagenDenmark89.7
55Tsinghua UniversityChina89.6
56Carnegie Mellon UniversityUS89.4
57Ghent UniversityBelgium89.3
58Monash UniversityAustralia88.5
59University of ChicagoUS88.2
60Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityChina88.1
61KU LeuvenBelgium88
62Kyoto UniversityJapan87.7
63Humboldt University of BerlinGermany87.6
64Hebrew University of JerusalemIsrael87.5
65University of HelsinkiFinland87.3
66University of ZurichSwitzerland87.1
67Frankfurt School of Finance and ManagementGermany86.9
68University of NavarraSpain86.7
69University of New South WalesAustralia86.6
70Stockholm UniversitySweden86.4
71ESSEC Business SchoolFrance86.3
72Technical University of DenmarkDenmark85.8
73Delft University of TechnologyNetherlands85.7
74University Commerciale Luigi BocconiItaly85.6
75University of California, San DiegoUS85.4
76Lund UniversitySweden85.1
77McMaster UniversityCanada85
78University of Hong KongHong Kong84.7
79National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech)Taiwan84.5
80University of São PauloBrazil84.2
81Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)South Korea83.9
82University of BristolUK83.6
83Pierre and Marie Curie UniversityFrance83.3
84Michigan State UniversityUS83
85Chinese University of Hong KongHong Kong82.7
86Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyGermany82.6
87University of BirminghamUK82.4
88University of Southern CaliforniaUS82.1
89Eindhoven University of TechnologyNetherlands82
90University Ramón LlullSpain80.7
91University of NottinghamUK80.5
92Erasmus University RotterdamNetherlands80.4
93Sciences PoFrance80.1
94University of PennsylvaniaUS79.8
95Northwestern UniversityUS79.7
96University of GöttingenGermany79.6
97University of LausanneSwitzerland79.2
98Technical University of BerlinGermany78.3
99Georgetown UniversityUS78.2
100KTH Royal Institute of TechnologySweden78
101Paris-Sud UniversityFrance77.8
102Texas A&M UniversityUS77.5
103Karolinska InstituteSweden77.4
104Purdue UniversityUS77.3
105Georgia Institute of TechnologUS77.1
106Nanjing UniversityChina77
107Osaka UniversityJapan76.9
108Free University of BerlinGermany76.7
109University of GroningenNetherlands76.4
110Zhejiang UniversityChina76.3
111Nanyang Technological UniversitySingapore76.1
112University of Texas at AustinUS76
113University of BernSwitzerland75.9
114Seoul National UniversitySouth Korea75.8
115Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher EducationMexic75.7
116University of WashingtonUS75.2
117Ohio State UniversityUS75.1
118Leiden UniversityNetherlands75
119Polytechnic University of MilanItaly74.8
120Rice UniversityUS74.7
121University of MichiganUS74.5
122RWTH Aachen UniversityGermany74.3
123Rutgers, the State University of New JerseyUS74.2
124Technion Israel Institute of TechnologyIsrael74
125University of FloridaUS73.8
126Tel Aviv UniversityIsrael73.7
127University of Wisconsin-MadisonUS73.6
128Pohang University of Science and TechnologySouth Korea73.2
129University of AlbertaCanada72.8
130Keio UniversityJapan72.7
131University of GenevaSwitzerland72.6
132University of AucklandNew Zealand72.4
133Saint Petersburg State UniversityRussia72.3
134Scuola Normale Superiore di PisaItal72.1
135University of BaselSwitzerland72
137National Taiwan UniversityTaiwan71.7
138University of OsloNorway71.5
139Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityRussia71.2
140Trinity College DublinIreland71
141University of Malaya (UM)Malaysia70.9
142National Tsing Hua UniversityTaiwan70.7
143University of Science and Technology of ChinaChina70.5
144City University of Hong KongHong Kong70.1
145American-University of DubaiUAE70
146University of IcelandIceland68.7
147National Autonomous University of MexicoMexico68.6
148University of ViennaAustria68.3
149University of Buenos AiresArgentina67.5
150King Abdulaziz UniversitySaudi Arabia67.2



The World’s Best Universities For Graduate Employability, 2017 by WardrobeTrendsFashion is based on six major indicators of quality, overall Score (100%) is the sum of:

1) Academic reputation
2) Admission eligibility
3) Job placement rate
4) Recruiter feedback
5) Specialization
6) Global reputation and influence

Data for these indicators was collected from publicly available sources, university’s website, our research, and survey. It measures the quality of education, job placements of graduates, and the recruiters feedback, without relying on university data submissions.

Hiring managers from large global companies, senior executives, and mid-level managers were asked to rate universities on a scale of 1 “marginal” to 100 “outstanding” or “don’t know.”

However, this is by no means a comprehensive list, while the universities above are the “World’s Best Universities For Graduate Employability, 2017,” according to WardrobeTrendsFashion — there may be many other universities that offer excellent programs.

* This rankings should not be viewed as the most important aspect when choosing a university, and are simply one element to consider.

* The top-ranked university receives 100 points.

* The rankings are the result of a rigorous analytical exercise, incorporating multiple data sources, without relying on university data submissions.

* Detailed survey data and information collected directly from 76,000 individuals, across three data points.

* Surveys completed by 42,000 hiring managers from large global companies, 22,000 senior executives, and 12,000 mid-level managers around the world.

* Magazine surveyed 76,000 people in 52 countries between 12nd September and 16th December 2016.

*The overall score are numerical scores given to the universities based on hiring managers, senior executives, and mid-level managers feedback — measuring the quality of the university. Overall scores are out of 100.

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The margin of sampling error for the full sample of 76.000 respondents is plus or minus 1.4 percentage points. In addition to sampling error, one should bear in mind that as in all survey research, there are possible sources of error—such as coverage, nonresponse and measurement error——that could affect the results.