LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Texas Tech University ranked 18 out of the top 25 schools in a survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal.
From the state of Texas, Texas Tech along with Texas A&M University were the only two schools to be ranked in the top 25. Texas Tech placed in ahead of schools such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Virginia, and University of Notre Dame.
To conduct the survey, recruiters from nonprofit organizations, federal agencies and the nation's largest public and private companies identified how many new graduates they hired in the previous year and also weighted rankings of schools according to major. Out of 842 recruiters asked to participate, 479 recruiters responded to calculate schools' rankings for the best-trained and educated graduates to succeed once hired.
In addition, the final rankings were calculated using a point system. Those ratings were weighted by the reports from the companies on total graduates hired in the previous year.
In all, according to the recruiters, the list is comprised of the Top 25 schools that produce the best graduates in eight majors.
Texas Tech also ranks in the nation's Top 80 schools for engineering, according to U.S. News and World Report's 2011 college rankings.
1. Pennsylvania State University
2. Texas A&M University
3. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
4. Purdue University
5. Arizona State University
6. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
7. Georgia Institute of Technology
8. University of Maryland, College Park
9. University of Florida
10. Carnegie Mellon University
11. Brigham Young University
12. Ohio State University
13. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
14. Cornell University
15. University of California - Berkeley
16. University of Wisconsin, Madison
17. University of California, Los Angeles
18. Texas Tech
19 (tie). North Carolina State University, Raleigh
19 (tie). University of Virginia
21. Rutgers University, New Brunswick
22. University of Notre Dame
23. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
24. University of Southern California
25. (tie) Washington State University
25. (tie) University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
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