Milwaukee School of Engineering was included in a new ranking that helps employers find the best college graduates. College Recruiter, a niche job board used by recent college graduates to find entry-level jobs and students to find internships, announced the 12 winners of its 2015 Hidden Gem Index for the best colleges and universities for employers who want to hire high quality graduates who majored in electrical and communications engineering.

College Recruiter compared 185 majors at virtually every one of the 4,000 one- and two-year colleges and 3,000 four-year colleges and universities in the United States. A custom labor market or salary research report can tell an employer, for example, what the going rate is for a recent graduate with a certain major at a specific institution.

The modeling for this hidden gem school project was to identify the schools which featured high SAT/ACT scores for entering students, high average starting salaries for the regions in which the schools were located, a high percentage of graduates working in their chosen field of study, and a majority of the graduating class available for recruitment by employers.

The top 12 hidden gem schools are:

  1. University of Dayton
  2. Western Washington University
  3. Milwaukee School of Engineering
  4. Oklahoma State University-Main Campus
  5. University of Maine
  6. University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
  7. California State University-Long Beach
  8. University of Houston
  9. Louisiana Tech University
  10. Georgia Southern University
  11. Buffalo State SUNY
  12. Farmingdale State College