UJ retains position amongst the best for graduate employability


UJ retains position amongst the best for graduate employability


Publishing Date: 9/12/2018 9:00 AM

​According to the latest 2019 QS Graduate Employability Rankings, published on the 11th September 2018, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) has been placed in the 301-500 rank range of global universities for the second year in a row.

The 2019 edition evaluated more than 650 institutions and published 500, with 41 new entries. The rankings are  based on five key aspects of graduate employability: 'Employer Reputation', 'Alumni Outcomes', 'Employer Partnerships', 'Employer-Student Connections', and 'Graduate Employment Rate'. 

 UJ retains its position in the 301–500 band in the world and is in joint third position nationally along with Stellenbosch University (SU), the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), and the University of Pretoria (UP).

In total, six South African universities were ranked, with the University of Cape Town (UCT) coming out on top in South Africa ranked again in the 101–110 band. The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) took second place ranked again in the 201–250 band. The University of Johannesburg (UJ), Stellenbosch University (SU), and the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), all maintained their ranking positions in the 301–500 band, however, the University of Pretoria (UP) joins the aforementioned South African universities this year slipping down in rank from the 251–300 band (in the 2018 edition) to the 301–500 band (in the 2019 edition).

The QS Graduate Employability Rankings is an innovative exercise designed to provide the world’s students with a unique tool by which they can compare university performance in terms of graduate employability outcomes and prospects.

The full QS Graduate Employability Rankings can be found here.

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