Boston College is ranked 19th among U.S. colleges and universities chosen by employers as the best for preparing graduates for jobs, according to a survey released by Times Higher Education.

Almost 100 universities in the United States were chosen by employers as part of the Global University Employability Survey 2016, a collaboration between human resources consultancy firm Emerging and employment research group Trendence, published exclusively by Times Higher Education. Employers voted both for institutions in their own country and, if they recruit internationally, for universities around the world.

"One of our major priorities at Boston College is to help students lead meaningful personal and professional lives," said Student Affairs Associate Vice President for Career Services Joseph Du Pont. "Ensuring students are well-positioned to have positive career outcomes is a high priority and is integrated into the fabric of Boston College. Faculty, employers, staff, alumni, and friends of BC all see this as an important part of our mission."

BC tied with the University of Virginia for 19th in the U.S. survey. The top three schools were NYU, Harvard and Princeton; see the full U.S. list here.

–University Communications