London universities boast highest graduate employment rates

The proportion of graduates employed 12 months after completing an undergraduate degree is highest in St George's, University of London, followed by Imperial College London.

September 24 2015
Graduate holding hire me sign

The capital’s universities top the rankings of graduates in employment or further study 12 months after leaving university, with the usual suspects not far behind.

St George’s, University of London, which specialises in medicine and health sciences, tops the table with 93.4 per cent of graduates in professional jobs or further study 12 months after graduation, closely followed by Imperial College London in second place with 91.1 per cent.

London universities with larger faculties, including King’s College London (sixth), University College London (13th) and City University London (25th), all appear high up the list, collated by The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.

The universities of Cambridge and Oxford rank third and fourth respectively, with Birmingham, Bath, Durham, Sussex and Loughborough rounding out the top 10. 

Rank Institution Graduate prospects score
1 St George’s, University of London 93.4
2 Imperial College London 91.1
3 University of Cambridge 89.3
4 University of Oxford 87.1
5 University of Birmingham 86.7
6 King’s College London 85.7
7 University of Bath 85.2
8 Durham University 84.4
9 University of Sussex 84.1
10 Loughborough University 83.7
11 University of Buckingham 83.4
12 University of St Andrews 83.3
13= University College London 83.1
13= Robert Gordon University 83.1
15 Lancaster University 82.5
16 Swansea University 81.4
17 University of Nottingham 81.3
18 Cardiff University 80.1
19 University of Dundee 80
20= University of Warwick 79.8
20= University of Exeter 79.8
22 University of Bristol 79.6
23 University of Glasgow 79.3
24 Newcastle University 79.1
25 City University London 78.9

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