LinkedIn introduces university rankings

October 2, 2014

LinkedIn has released its new University Rankings based on career outcomes of recent graduates. There are currently 5 career categories that are being ranked: Accounting Professionals, Finance Professionals, Investment Bankers, Marketers, and Software Developers. The landing page for the LinkedIn University Rankings list the top 3 universities in each category, and users can choose a career category to see all 25 universities included in each list. A LinkedIn blog post states, “students and parents want to know which schools give them the best chance at getting a desirable job after graduation. This is where we can help.” The methodology for the rankings involved defining “desirable companies” for each profession and determining the number of relevant graduates from a particular school that are now working for a desirable company. And, as Melissa Cheater says in her blog, “if you are McGill, UofT, uWaterloo, Queen’s, Laurier, York, SFU or UBC … you’ve got some lovely news to share and get excited about.” LinkedIn University Rankings | LinkedIn blog | #pseweb blog