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Ole Miss ranks best in state for job placement

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According to data from the U.S. Department of Education, University of Mississippi graduates are the best in the state at finding employment and keeping it.

The ranking which shows the best college in each state for finding a job takes into account 10 years’ worth of data on job placement rates by using the Department of Education’s “College Scorecard,” which is designed to help the public see “how well different schools are serving their students.”

The data compiled by Zippia, a career expert website, shows that after 10 years, 91.42 percent of Ole Miss graduates are still employed.

This is the highest percentage of Mississippi schools and also tops a number of institutions across the country. Ole Miss is among only three Power Five schools to tout its state’s highest graduate employment rate, with the other two being Auburn University and Georgia Tech.

This is the third year Zippia has compiled the ranking, and Ole Miss has maintained the top ranking in the state all three years. The nation’s top university for 2019 is Connecticut’s Quinnipiac University, which has the best overall graduate employment rate in the country at 96.1 percent.

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