Nov. 24 2016, 10:04 p.m. – THE UNIVERSITY ranked second in the Philippines in terms of the “employability” of its graduates, based on a ranking by London’s Quacquarelli-Symonds (QS) released last Nov. 23.
In the second edition of the QS Graduate Employability Rankings, UST placed in the 201+ bracket, along with Ateneo de Manila and University of the Philippines.
This was lower compared with last year’s rankings, in which UST was declared the top Philippine university with a score of 34.4 percent.
In the Graduate Employment Rate category, UST and UP ranked 24th worldwide with 81 points, while Ateneo remained at 19th place with 82.7 points.
Again, UST was the only institution in the country that ranked in the Employers Presence on Campus category, ranking 33rd with 90.2 points. UST ranked 17th in the previous edition.
Stanford University continued to lead the world rankings with 95.9 points, followed by another American institution, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with 95.8 points. China’s Tsinghua University led Asian schools in employability at third place with 95.2 points.
UST remained idle in the 701+ bracket of the World University Rankings reported last September. The University’s highest rank in the main QS survey was in 2008 when it landed in the 401-500 bracket.
According to QS website, the rankings for the second edition of QS Graduate Employability Rankings were determined by the following criteria: employer reputation (30 percent), alumni outcomes (20 percent), employer partnerships (25 percent), employer-student connections (15 percent) and graduate employment rate (10 percent). Roy Abrahmn D.R. Narra