The best universities in the world, according to their graduates' employability


Tecnológico de Monterrey ranks second in employability in Latin America and number 40 worldwide.

Tecnológico de Monterrey graduates continue being among the most sought by employers, as reflected in the results of the latest ranking of employability of graduates unveiled by the international higher-education company, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), which evaluates and ranks schools annually in the well-known QS World University Rankings.

In the ranking, Tec de Monterrey climbed 12 positions, rising from 52nd place to 40th position, which places it as the number one university in Mexico for the fifth consecutive year, and number two for employability in Latin America.

For Salvador Alva, President of Tecnológico de Monterrey, this achievement is due to its graduates and is a source of pride for the institution's community. "These results inspire us to continue looking to the future and breaking paradigms to transform the lives of our students," he said.

For his part, David Garza, Rector of Tecnológico de Monterrey, said that the advancement in rankings is a reflection of the excellent performance of alumni who are entrepreneurial leaders, sensitive to the needs of their environment and internationally competitive. "We are committed to continuing offering the highest quality educational experience so that our future graduates are agents of change."

This year, the number of participants increased by 15 percent compared to last year, with 758 educational institutions from 81 countries being evaluated in this edition, of which 501 were published. For this 2020 edition, the responses of nearly 45,000 employers were evaluated, and 29,000 influential graduates were followed. Mexico placed six universities in this ranking.

Since 2016, the QS Graduate Employability Rankings (GER) measures the employability of the professional and postgraduate students from the best universities in the world and considers the following criteria in their methodology:

1. Reputation among employers

2. Outstanding alumni

3. Employer-student connection

4. Relationship with employers

5. Employability rate


Top 5 worldwide

Globally, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ranked first, followed by Stanford University, and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Sydney, and Harvard University in third, fourth and fifth places, respectively.  

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

  2. Stanford University

  3. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

  4. University of Sydney

  5. Harvard University


The best universities for employability in Latin America

According to the results of the ranking, at the Latin American level, Tec de Monterrey occupies the second position, followed by the “top house of studies” of the country, the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), which placed third in this region.

1. Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
2. Tecnológico de Monterrey
3. National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
4. University of the Andes, Colombia
5. University of Chile

"The Triad," an initiative comprised of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Tec de Monterrey, and the University of the Andes, in that order, placed in the top three positions in the category of private (non-state) universities in Latin America in the QS GER 2020. The Triad alliance has defined a collaborative plan that seeks to drive innovation, research and address the challenges of the region. The pact was signed to address gaps and areas that lag and to take advantage of development opportunities in Latin America. They also plan to share online courses through Coursera, the world's largest higher education platform.

Click here to learn more about QS GER 2020.