Dublin City University has been ranked 19th in the world and first in Ireland for its graduate employment rate, according to the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings released today.
The graduate employment rate measures the proportion of graduates in full or part-time employment within 12 months of graduation. It is one of five indicators measured by the QS rankings, which place DCU in the 301-500 band overall.
Welcoming this result, President of DCU, Professor Brian MacCraith, said:
“Dublin City University has been recognised nationally as a leading university for graduate employment for some time so we are very encouraged to receive this global acknowledgement today.
Being ranked in the world Top 20 for our graduate employment rate reflects the quality of the educational experience at DCU and the strong reputation we have with employers. It also demonstrates that DCU is developing highly sought-after, rounded graduates who are ready for the workforce and eager to apply their knowledge and skills in a broad range of settings.”
The 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings seek to compare the employability outcomes of higher education institutions across the world by considering Employer Reputation, Alumni Outcomes, Partnerships with Employers, Employer-Student Connections, and Graduate Employment Rate. A total of 758 institutions were included in this year’s rankings.