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Coming Soon: QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020

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The QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020 will be published on September 19, revealing which of the world’s universities are doing the most to produce employable graduates.

Containing just over 500 institutions, this year’s ranking is released at a time of growing concern over how well a university degree actually prepares you for graduate employment. In the UK, one in two British graduates is not in graduate work, despite the fact the vast majority are gradauting with a first class or upper-second (2:1) degree.

We consistently hear from employers who are unhappy with the skill level of today's graduates, with specialized fields such as technology and engineering suffering in particular. Too many university degrees are being taught to ensure good marks, rather than to impart knowledge and soft skills which will be useful to students in later life. 

Given these problems, this year's Graduate Employability Rankings is arguably the most important yet. We know it's not merely enough to see how many of a university's graduates are in full-time employment - too many are working in unskilled jobs that didn't require a university degree. That's why we also measure alumni outcomes, looking at more than 30,000 of the world’s most innovative, creative, wealthy, entrepreneurial, and philanthropic individuals to establish which universities are producing world-changing individuals. You can find a complete explanation of our rankings methodology here.

Last year, American universities dominated our ranking and took all of the top four positions, while Australian institutions also did noticeably well. Are these institutions still leading the way in teaching their students vital skills for the modern workplace? To find out, check back for the complete results on September 19. Until then, check out last year's results here.

 

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Written by Craig OCallaghan
As editor of TopUniversities.com, Craig oversees the site's editorial content and network of student contributors. He also plays a key editorial role in the publication of several guides and reports, including the QS Top Grad School Guide.

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