Universities with the highest unemployment rates

Which graduates are least likely to find employment after university - and more importantly, where does your uni rank?

Universities with the highest unemployment rates

Some of our tables, such as the university sex league , have caused many a student to proudly claim that they are top of the league (or thereabouts).

We have a feeling, however, that anyone finding their uni at the top of the following list may be a little more reserved.

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The table shows how many graduates are either in full-time employment or are studying six months after graduating. If your uni isn't on this list then that's good news as it means you'll find it on...

Universities with the lowest unemployment rates

| Rank | University | % in employment or studying 6 months after graduating | | :---: | --- | :---: | | 1 | The University of East London | 78 | | 2 | UHI Millennium Institute | 78.3 | | 3 | The University of Bolton | 79.9 | | 4 | The University of Wales, Lampeter | 81.1 | | 5 | London South Bank University | 82.4 | | 6 | Birmingham City University | 82.9 | | 7 | London Metropolitan University | 82.9 | | 8 | The University of Greenwich | 83.1 | | 9 | The University of Westminster | 83.1 | | 10 | Leeds College of Music | 83.4 | | 11 | Kingston University | 84.4 | | 12 | Heythrop College | 84.5 | | 13 | Buckinghamshire New University | 84.7 | | 14 | The University of Teesside | 84.7 | | 15 | Middlesex University | 85.2 | | 16 | The University of Wolverhampton | 85.2 | | 17 | University of the Arts, London | 85.7 | | 18 | Southampton Solent University | 86 | | 19 | Conservatoire for Dance and Drama | 86.1 | | 20 | University College Birmingham | 86.3 | | 21 | The University of Sunderland | 86.7 | | 22 | The University of the West of Scotland | 86.9 | | 23 | De Montfort University | 87.1 | | 24 | University of Abertay Dundee | 87.1 | | 25 | University of Ulster | 87.1 | | 26 | Writtle College | 87.1 | | 27 | The University of Northampton | 87.2 | | 28 | The School of Oriental and African Studies | 87.3 | | 29 | Sheffield Hallam University | 87.4 | | 30 | Courtauld Institute of Art | 87.5 | | 31 | The University of Central Lancashire | 87.5 | | 32 | Goldsmiths College | 87.7 | | 33 | Liverpool Hope University | 87.7 | | 34 | The University of Salford | 87.7 | | 35 | Staffordshire University | 87.8 | | 36 | The University of Essex | 87.9 | | 37 | University Campus Suffolk | 87.9 | | 38 | The University of Bradford | 88 | | 39 | The University of Wales, Newport | 88 | | 40 | Anglia Ruskin University | 88.1 | | 41 | The University of Brighton | 88.5 | | 42 | University of Derby | 88.5 | | 43 | University of Hertfordshire | 88.5 | | 44 | Guildhall School of Music and Drama | 88.6 | | 45 | Aberystwyth University | 88.8 | | 46 | The Manchester Metropolitan University | 88.8 | | 47 | Leeds Metropolitan University | 88.9 | | 48 | Aston University | 89.1 | | 49 | Liverpool John Moores University | 89.1 | | 50 | The University of Leicester | 89.1 | | 51 | Royal Holloway and Bedford New College | 89.4 | | 52 | University of Cumbria | 89.4 | | 53 | Norwich University College of the Arts | 89.5 | | 54 | Queen Mary and Westfield College | 89.5 | | 55 | Roehampton University | 89.6 | | 56 | The University of Portsmouth | 89.7 | | 57 | University for the Creative Arts | 89.8 | | 58 | Bournemouth University | 90.1 | | 59 | The University of Warwick | 90.1 | | 60 | University of Bedfordshire | 90.1 | | 61 | Loughborough University | 90.2 | | 62 | The University of Oxford | 90.2 | | 63 | The City University | 90.3 | | 64 | University College Plymouth St Mark and St John | 90.3 | | 65 | University of Wales Institute, Cardiff | 90.3 | | 66 | Bangor University | 90.5 | | 67 | The University of Stirling | 90.5 | | 68 | Glyndŵr University | 90.6 | | 69 | The University of Birmingham | 90.6 | | 70 | The University of Chichester | 90.6 | | 71 | Oxford Brookes University | 90.7 | | 72 | The University of Northumbria at Newcastle | 90.7 | | 73 | York St John University | 90.7 | | 74 | University of Gloucestershire | 90.8 | | 75 | Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine | 90.9 | | 76 | St Mary's University College, Twickenham | 91 | | 77 | The University of Kent | 91 |

Information taken from HESA using their 2009/2010 figures - the most recent data available at the time of publication.

Universities with the lowest rates of unemployment

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