Nov. 22, 2016
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — U.S. employers say the University of Florida is the best public university in the country for finding new hires, according to the latest Times Higher Education rankings of the top universities in the nation for graduate employability.
The list of nearly 100 universities was the result of the Global University Employability Survey 2016. The rankings are part of the London-based Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
UF came in 8th overall in a group that included some of the nation’s most prestigious institutions. The top 10 were:
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[if !supportLists]2. [endif]Harvard University
[if !supportLists]3. [endif]Princeton University
[if !supportLists]4. [endif]California Institute of Technology
[if !supportLists]5. [endif]Stanford University
[if !supportLists]6. [endif]Boston University
[if !supportLists]7. [endif]Yale University
[if !supportLists]8. [endif]University of Florida
[if !supportLists]9. [endif]Arizona State University
[if !supportLists]10. [endif]Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“I am immensely pleased that UF graduates are among the most highly regarded college graduates among U.S. employers,” UF President Kent Fuchs said. “Our leadership as the No. 1-ranked public university in this area speaks to both the high caliber of our students and the excellence of our faculty and staff in preparing them for successful careers.”
The survey has been running for six years as a collaboration between Human Resources consultancy Emerging and employment research group Trendence. It is published exclusively by Times Higher Education.
The University of Florida is one of the nation’s largest public universities. A member of the Association of American Universities, UF posted research expenditures totaling $708 million in FY 2015. Through its research and other activities, UF contributes more than $12.56 billion a year to Florida’s economy and has a total employment impact of more than 135,000 jobs statewide. Find us at www.ufl.edu, on YouTube at www.youtube.com/UniversityofFlorida, and learn about UF’s plan to become one of the nation’s top public research universities at ufpreeminence.org.