Graduates from both Imperial and King’s College London earn more on average a year after graduating than students from Oxford, a new study has shown.
According to the job website Adzuna, Imperial College graduates have the highest earning potential a year after completing their degree out of all UK universities, with an average salary of £37,931.
At £32,374, Oxford ranked third for earning potential, beating Cambridge, who ranked at fifth, by nearly £1,000.
UCL was ranked fourth, while Edinburgh, LSE, Exeter, York and Bristol all came in the top 10, based on an analysis of 155,000 graduate CVs.
A spokesperson for Oxford university told Cherwell: “Oxford does not believe in giving undue weight to any one measure or table of graduate employment outcomes, and is confident that an Oxford education is an excellent preparation for a wide range of careers.”
“Oxford graduates go on to have excellent career outcomes, which is reflected in feedback from employers about the quality of Oxford students and the rates at which they enter graduate-level jobs.”
A current Imperial college student told Cherwell: “Imperial College has created an environment that allows graduates to reach higher heights than those from Oxbridge and other London universities, especially when it comes to graduate salaries.
“Hopefully aspiring students will no longer be drawn to Oxbridge for its waning historic greatness, rather opting for opportunity and diversity in the nation’s capital.”