Hanyang University employment rate at 72.7%, ranking in the top 3
Survey of more than 3,000 graduates from 42 universities in 2016
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The employment rate of graduates at Hanyang University is the third highest among the major universities.
According to the Jongro Academy Haneul Education, which analyzed the employment rate of 194 universities in 2016 (graduates from August 2015 and February 2016) by using the government education statistics service on Jan. 19, Hanyang University had an increase of 4 points bringing it to a total of 72.7%, ranking third among the 42 largest universities with more than 3,000 graduates. Sungkyunkwan University ranked first at 76.4%.
The following universities comprise ranks 2 through 10 in the top 10 universities by employment rate, respectively: Korea University (73.8%), Hanyang University (72.7%), Seoul National University (70.6%), Yonsei University (70.1%), Soongsil University (69.0%), Inha University (68.3%), Dongguk University (68.2%), Gachon University (68.1%), and Chung Ang University (67.6%).
According to the employment rate by departments, the Medical Department was the highest at 83.9%, followed by Engineering (69.4%), Social Studies (62.9%), Art, Music and Physical Studies (62.5%), Nature (60.7%), and Humanities (57.5%).
The average employment rate for all universities was 67.7%, up 0.2 percent from the previous year (67.5%). According to a news article from the Korea Times on February 19th, Oh Jong-woon, the director of Haneul Education at the Jongno Academy, said, "Despite the recent drop in the number of unemployed college graduates last month from 7,000 last year, it will still be difficult to solve the unemployment problem for youths unless a dramatic employment stabilization policy comes out."
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