Economics Graduate Program Rankings and Job Placement Records

By Bill Glod

Last month in the Philosophy Warehouse group, comments on a post about philosophy grad program rankings got me thinking about how job placement records affect a program’s overall ranking, and if there are schools that aren’t highly ranked but have excellent job placement records and therefore are worth examining when applying for graduate program. For example, commenters felt that Purdue was under-ranked , “mainly because their placement record is so good.” I wondered if this was true of programs in other disciplines and compiled a list of the top ranking schools and their job placement records. What programs do you think are under or over-ranked? You can view a similar list for other disciplines at the links below:
Political Science rankings and placements
Law School rankings and placements
History rankings and placements
Philosophy rankings and placements

Harvard

M.I.T.

Princeton

U. of Chicago

Stanford

UC Berkeley

Yale

Northwestern

Penn

Minnesota-Twin Cities

Michigan

Cal Tech

UCLA

UC San Diego

Wisconsin-Madison

Cornell

Brown

Carnegie Mellon

Duke

Maryland

Rochester

Boston University

Johns Hopkins

Texas

Penn State

U.Va

Wash. U

Boston College

Michigan State

Illinois

UC Davis

Iowa

UNC

Washington

Purdue

Texas A&M

UC Irvine

UC Santa Barbara

Georgetown

Indiana

Rice

NC State

 

History programs

Political Science programs

Law Schools

Philosophy programs