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The Guardian

Top 100 universities for graduate employability – how do they do it?

The 2017 Online Education Trends report indicates that education providers are under increasing pressure to provide meaningful outcomes data. Interestingly, 77% of surveyed schools report that students want placement/employment rates data provided on a course-by-course basis, 58% report requests for course completion rates, and nearly half are asked for information about postgraduate salaries.


Princeton Review Ranks These Colleges the Least Politically Active, for example, writes on its website that American University and George Washington University, both in the nation’s capital, are the most politically active schools.


How to Foster the New Generation of Entrepreneurs, Through Nonprofit Partnerships

The University of Florida Career Resource Center, for instance, has been ranked among the best in America by Recruiters surveyed by the Wall Street Journal have said they love the fact that the school offers several annual career fairs, in addition to an online resource that helps students figure out how to turn their interests into careers.

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