If you've been wondering about how likely you are to secure employment when you leave a college in Ireland, an established world ranking has revealed which colleges and universities have the highest level of graduate unemployment.
The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 has created a ranking of all of Ireland's 31 third-level institutions, evaluated according to eight metrics, including; student satisfaction; graduate unemployment and progression rate.
The Irish colleges with the highest level of graduate unemployment are:
- Letterkenny IT (13%)
- IT Tralee (9.4%)
- Athlone IT (7.9%)
- Galway - Mayo IT (7%)
- IADT (6.8%)
The colleges with the lowest level of unemployment are:
- NUI Galway (1.9%)
- University of Limerick (2%)
- Cork IT (2.6%)
- Trinity College Dublin (2.7%)
- University College Cork (2.7%)
In terms of national rank, Trinity College Dublin came out on top overall, ranking first in three out of the eight categories. However, in terms of student satisfaction, 48.6% were satisfied which anked Trinity 15th overall for student satisfaction with graduate unemployment at 2.7% and progression rate was at 91%.
Student satisfaction was higher in University College Dublin (49.6%), Waterford IT (49.7%), University of Limerick (51.1%), Maynooth University (50.2%), Athlone IT (51.3%), Dublin City University (49.3%), Limerick IT (50.9%) and Galway-Mayo IT (51.2%).
Overall, Waterford IT is officially the top ranking IT in Ireland. The University of Limerick was named as The Sunday Times University of the Year, while the IT of the Year award was made jointly to Dublin Institute of Technology, IT Tallaght and IT Blanchardstown.