BYU ranks 11th in eyes of recruiters, says The Wall Street Journal

Recruiters also rank BYU accounting program No. 1 overall

PROVO, Utah – Sep 14, 2010 – BYU is ranked No. 11 in the country for schools whose graduates were the top-rated by recruiters, The Wall Street Journal reported today.

In the list of “Top 25 Recruiter Picks,” BYU ranked ahead of schools such as Cornell, Cal-Berkeley, UCLA and MIT.

“This ranking confirms again what recruiters have always said about our students – that they make honest, hard-working and principled employees,” said Vaughn Worthen, manager of BYU's University Career Services. “We are pleased to be recognized as a top producer of highly rated graduates and look forward to sharing the good news with new recruiters.”

Companies also ranked BYU’s accounting major No. 1 in the country.

“We’re thrilled with the Journal’s recognition of our No. 1 accounting program and the overall strength of the university,” said Gary Cornia, dean of BYU’s Marriott School of Management. “We are blessed with an extremely dedicated and pioneering faculty as well as enormously talented students who go on to perform very well in the workplace.”

Topping the list was Penn State, followed by Texas A&M and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

BYU was also recently ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek for having the 77th highest return on investment for graduates. BYU also tied for No. 2 in the Businessweek ROI rankings for the category of Annualized Net ROI.

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