Recruiters also rank BYU accounting program No. 1 overall

BYU is ranked No. 11 in the country for schools whose graduates were the top-rated by recruiters, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

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, according to the story posted here.

“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.

Bloomberg Businessweek also recently recognized BYU graduates for receiving a high return on their college investment. The Businessweek study shows BYU grads can expect a nearly $800,000 return on their BYU degree.