The University of Bath has risen to fifth place in the UK for the high-skilled employment outcomes in the latest data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) Graduate Outcomes Survey[1]. When comparing multidisciplinary non-specialist universities, Bath ranks third, behind Imperial College and the University of Cambridge.

The survey collects information about the activities and perspectives of graduates 15 months after completing their studies. Results for the cohort graduating in 2019/20 show that 92.9% of Bath’s full-time UK domiciled first-degree graduates working in the UK are in high-skilled employment. This compares to an average of only 70.3% for similar graduates across all UK Higher Education providers.

Professor Ian White, Vice-Chancellor and President, said: “This is an outstanding achievement, both for our graduates but also for our dedicated academic and professional services staff who do such an excellent job teaching and supporting our students. This result builds on Bath's strong reputation for providing our graduates the best possible grounding for their future careers, something for which we can all be very proud.”

The University of Bath places a strong emphasis on skills and employability, and over two-thirds of Bath-based undergraduate students graduated from a course with a placement or study abroad option in the 2020/21 academic year.

The top ten providers with the highest percentage of full-time UK domiciled first-degree graduates, working in the UK, in high-skilled employment are:

Institution Graduates in high-skilled employment
Imperial College 98.2%
St George’s, University of London 93.5%
The University of Cambridge 93.1%
The Royal Veterinary College 93.1%
The University of Bath 92.9%
The University of Oxford 92.4%
The London School of Economics and Political Science 90.5%
University College London 89.0%
King’s College London 88.2%
The University of Warwick 86.8%

[1] Source: HESA HEIDI Plus data extract, excluding providers that are not members of Universities UK. Percentages calculated on unrounded data.