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QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020: Out Now

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has retained its title as the best university in the world for graduate employability.

The American university – which also tops the QS World University Rankings 2020 – narrowly ranks ahead of Stanford University and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) which are second and third respectively. The complete top 10 can be seen at the bottom of this page.

To determine which universities are producing the most employable graduates, our rankings considers five key indicators, including graduate employability rate and alumni outcomes (read more about this on our methodology page).

These indicators allow universities which may not typically be ranked among the world’s best to earn credit for how successfully they prepare students for the world of work. For instance, UCLA, the University of Sydney and the University of Melbourne are all in the top 10 of the Graduate Employability Rankings despite falling outside of the world’s top 25 universities in our world ranking.

Journalist Martin Ince writes in our rankings supplement: “A look at the top 50 universities listed here shows the GER’s scope for some surprise. No fewer than 23 are at least ten places higher than their position in the WUR, with noteworthy differences for institutions such as Waterloo in Canada, Waseda in Japan and Karlsruhe in Germany.

“The QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020 provide a timely reminder that, when students seek to find the perfect university for their career goals, the most famous name is not always the most suitable one.”

Take a closer look at this year's top 10 below, or click here for the full table.

QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020: Top 10

Global rank




Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


Stanford University



University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)



The University of Sydney


Harvard University



Tsinghua University

Mainland China


University of Melbourne



University of Cambridge


University of Hong Kong (HKU)


University of Oxford


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Written by Craig OCallaghan
As Head of Content, Craig is responsible for all articles and guides published across TopUniversities and TopMBA. He has nearly 10 years of experience writing for a student audience and extensive knowledge of universities and study programs around the world.

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