The University of Toronto has moved up one spot to 11th globally in Times Higher Education’s latest employability ranking, meaning its graduates are among the world’s most sought after in the minds of employers.
The recently released Global University Employability Ranking 2022 also ranked U of T first in Canada – and first among public universities in North America – when it comes to recruiters’ opinions about which universities are best at preparing students for the workplace.
Among public universities globally, U of T ranked fifth for the employability of its alumni.
“This ranking reaffirms that the University of Toronto is equipping students with the tools they need to thrive in their careers,” said U of T President Meric Gertler. “Graduates leave U of T with the knowledge, experience, innovative drive and global mindset necessary to become leaders in a wide range of fields – and employers have clearly taken note.”
The employability ranking is based on a survey conducted by HR consultancy Emerging, of recruiters and managers at top employers, the majority of which have more than 500 staff. Each respondent is asked to select several universities from a list of 1,000 institutions based on employability performance. The votes are tallied to determine which schools rank in the top 250.
The top three schools in the 2022 edition of the ranking were Massachusetts Institute of Technology, California Institute of Technology and Harvard University.
Canadian universities were well represented in this year’s ranking, which included institutions from 44 countries.
In addition to U of T, four other Canadian universities ranked among the top 100: McGill University (29), University of British Columbia (36), Université de Montréal (63) and McMaster University (81).
U of T’s strong performance in the employability ranking comes on the heels of a similarly impressive performance in the broader 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, where it was ranked 18thth in the world and second among North American public institutions.
Overall, U of T continues to be one of the world’s top-ranked public universities in the five most closely watched international rankings: US News & World Report’s Best Global Universities, Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings, ShanghaiRanking Consultancy’s Academic Ranking of World Universities, and National Taiwan University World University Rankings.