MELBOURNE, FLA. — A recently released survey of nearly 9,000 recruiters and international managers across 22 countries found that Florida Tech is among the top schools globally for producing students with high employability.
Florida Tech ranked No. 163 overall among the top 250 schools in the 2020 Global Employability University Ranking and Survey, and No. 30 among U.S.-based institutions, ahead of Notre Dame, Penn State, Purdue and others.
Known as GEURS, the survey has been commissioned since 2010 by the Paris-based consulting and training company Emerging. The 2020 survey received more than 108,000 responses to this question: “As a person dealing with international graduates, which universities are in your opinion the best in the world when it comes to graduate employability?”
Respondents could select 15 to 20 universities from a database of 6,000 educational institutions worldwide, and the number of votes a university received determined its place in the ranking.
“Employability is replacing traditional drivers of university performance,” Emerging reported. “More than ever, universities are expected to produce ready-to-work graduates. One out of 3 employers even considers it to be the purpose of the university.”
Emerging also suggested that cooperation between higher education and companies will play an increasingly important role in boosting employability, noting that a survey found 82 percent of employers believe that their companies should focus on collaborating with universities to develop new training formats.