Best Universities in France ranked by employment rate and starting salary

Ranking – Page has conducted an analysis based on the number of graduates receiving jobs and salary offered by the Ministry of Education to draw the rankings of the best universities. according to 4 major industry groups. The results have brought some surprises.

How to choose an university with more opportunities to find a job, or to earn a higher salary, or ranking of the study major? website has conducted a statistical analysis on student employment data from the Ministry of Higher Education and made a research from January 2015 to draw a classification to answer to these questions. The website compares the employment rate after three years of receiving a diploma, job status, job stability and annual average wage. The result was unexpected: in terms of finding a job, the big universities of Paris were not the leading schools. But graduates of these schools receive a much higher starting salary than the average.

In the field of Law, Economics and Management, the rankings show difference in the small universities in the provinces. At the top of the chart, we see Lorraine University, in the city of Nancy. The university topped the table with 96% employment, three years after graduation, and an average salary of about 32,000 euros, which is 4,000 euros higher than the University of Bretagne-Sud. The second, the school has the same rate of students who have jobs after graduation. Paris’ first-class representatives, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University and Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas University, were found only in the 10th and 19th positions respectively, with employment rates of 94 and 93 per cent. In return, the two schools have the potential to bring very high income, about 35900 and 39,700 euros, the highest average salary in the rankings. Take average of 20 schools in the rankings, job finding rate is 94%, average salary is 30,760 euros, and work positions with high stability is 78%.

Unsurprisingly, the alumni in Science majors have a higher average salary and more stable jobs than other groups. They earn an average of 32,426 euros per year, 94 percent of which find a job three years after graduation, a figure that is approximately equal to 95 percent from that of the vocational schools. With this major, according to Capital, topped the table are the University of Lyon 2-Lumière, Toulouse 1-Capitole or at the University of Le Mans-Maine. In the top 20 list, we find five schools in the Île-de-France region.

In the social sciences, the situation was not as good as in the above two majors. Though, who found work at the same level (93 and 90%),the job search rate was significantly lower (64 and 63%). The salary are also lower than the corresponding, the average salary of this sector that the Ministry of Higher Education statistics is under 30,000 euros, significantly lower than the two major above.

In the human sciences, Toulouse 3, Cergy-Pontoise and Amiens-Picard stand on a high platform. In the list of 20 schools, we find seven schools in the Île-de-France region. And 5 of these schools, the average salary is higher than the average.

On the whole, the literature mojor has the least clear signal for the learner. Literature workers receive the lowest salaries, with an average salary of € 26,231, and the ability to find a job is also the hardest. Specifically, only 63% of the work in this sector is stable, less than 20 points lower than the other major! Capital website rank highest for the Universities Saint-Etienne-Jean Monnet, Cergy-Pontoise University and the University of Rouen. We have four schools in the Paris area that are in the top 20. And similar to other major, the prospects for salaries in this area are also good.


Île-de-France: central France, including Paris and 7 other cities including Essonne, Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis, Seine-et-Marne, Val-de-Marne, Yvelines.


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