Among the top 50 national universities, the University was ranked 13th in the rate of its graduates who enter public service, Washington Monthly reported.
The list was created by Aspen Institute researchers who studied the LinkedIn profiles of graduates from the top 50 national universities and the top 20 liberal arts colleges as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. According to the data, 23.1 percent of Princeton graduates entered public service in public education, nonprofit organizations or government agencies between 2000 and 2010. It was not explained whether this referred only to the first jobs held by students immediately after graduation.
The College of William & Mary was ranked first among national universities, with 32.1 percent of graduates entering public service. It was followed by George Washington University with 31.1 percent and the University of Chicago with 30.1 percent.
Yale placed seventh on the list with 25.5 percent. Harvard placed 12th with 23.4 percent.