UM Ranks Best in Mississippi for Job Placement

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi graduates are the best in the state at finding employment and keeping it, according to data from the U.S. Department of Education compiled in a new ranking from

The ranking takes into account 10 years’ worth of data on job placement rates by using the Department of Education’s “College Scorecard,” which is designed to help the public see “how well different schools are serving their students.”

Zippia, a career expert website, compiled the data and created a ranking that shows the best college in each state for finding a job.

The data shows that after 10 years, 91.42 percent of Ole Miss graduates are still employed.

That’s not only the best percentage of all Mississippi schools, but it also tops a number of institutions across the country. Ole Miss is among only three Power Five schools to tout its state’s highest graduate employment rate, with the other two being Auburn University and Georgia Tech.

This is the third year Zippia has compiled the ranking, and Ole Miss has maintained the top ranking in the state all three years.

The nation’s top university for 2019 is Connecticut’s Quinnipiac University, which has the best overall graduate employment rate in the country at 96.1 percent.

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