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ASU jumps to top 50 in global employability rankings survey

Survey shows ASU’s commitment to learners around the world

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December 13, 2022

The Twelfth Annual Global Employability University Ranking and Survey (GEURS) ranked Arizona State University a top 50 university for employability among 1,000 universities worldwide. ASU is the only institution in Arizona to be ranked and is listed ahead of Johns Hopkins University, Georgia Institute of Technology and UCLA.

In two years, ASU jumped more than 110 spots, coming in at No. 34 for 2022, up from 88 in 2021 and from 145 in 2020. According to Executive Vice President and University Provost Nancy Gonzales, this showcases ASU’s commitment to prepare learners for college and careers across the globe. 

“ASU’s dramatic rise in the GEURS 2022 rankings is a validation that international employers seek the skills, creativity and intellect of ASU graduates to accomplish their enterprise goals and drive the solutions they develop,” Gonzales said.

First released in 2010, the GEURS ranking is produced by Emerging, an HR consultancy specializing in corporate and higher education institution relations. The GERUS measures employability and, according to their website, it is currently the most consulted ranking by employers worldwide. 

This year, 10,220 corporate hiring managers in 24 countries2022 participating countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China and Hong Kong, Colombia, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States.  and across sectors weighed universitiesThe employer-respondents evaluated 1,000 universities in 44 countries. 450 of the 1,000 were ranked, and the top 250 were published. Read more on the methodology: in the following categories: graduate skills (soft skills and digital skills), specialization, academic performance, focus on work expertise, digital performance and internationality. All of the employer-respondents recruit or supervise more than five graduates annually, and two-thirds of respondents work in companies of more than 500 employees.

GEURS is the only ranking based exclusively on international employers' point of view, which Gonzales said is a reflection of ASU’s impact on a global scale. 

“With our focus on interdisciplinary learning and applied knowledge, the academic experience at ASU prepares our graduates to make impactful and positive contributions to the complex challenges facing the globe,” Gonzales said.

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