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York among the best for graduate outcomes, latest Government figures reveal

Posted on 16 June 2017

The latest figures from the Longitudinal Education Outcomes dataset (LEO) confirms that York is second in the Russell Group for the percentage of graduates who are in further study or employment after one and three years.

The figures, released by the Government, confirms that 83% of our graduates are in further study or employment one year after leaving. The figure is the same three years post-graduation.

Imperial College tops the Russell Group with 87% of its graduates in further study or employment after one year, while Durham claims top spot after three years with 84%. For both one and three years the sector median is 80% and the Russell Group median is 81%.

The data shows that York is consistently amongst the very top Russell Group universities for positive graduate outcomes. Together with the improvements in recent DLHE metrics, this points to an increasingly positive outlook for our graduate prospects.

 Some key stats from LEO:

  • Education is first in the country for the percentage of students employed or in further study a year after graduating (96%)
  • (Electronic) Engineering is first in the country when it comes to York graduates employed one year after leaving (87%)
  • Computer Science graduates can expect to earn nearly £40,000 after five years – outperforming many in the Russell Group
  • Maths graduates can expect to earn £34,000 after five years compared with a sector median of £30,000.
  • Nursing graduates can expect to earn more than £28,000 per annum one year after graduating - £3,000 higher than the sector median.
  • HYMS graduates are fourth (out of 21 institutions) in the Russell Group for the percentage of students employed or in further study a year after graduating (95%).

Contact details

Alistair Keely
Head of Media Relations

Tel: +44 (0)1904 322153

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