By Natalie Wise
There are numerous lists of which universities are the best to attend, but which are the best to work for? Glassdoor recently released their 2013 list of the Top 25 Universities to Work For, ranking the nation’s educational institutions for those who provide the education and service.
The ratings are based on employee responses in two areas: overall satisfaction with the employer and the president or chancellor’s employee approval rating. The overall employee satisfaction was based on a 5-point scale, with 5 points being the best rating of “very satisfied” and 1 point being the lowest and “very dissatisfied.” The presidential employee approval rating is out of 100 percent.
No Ohio schools made the top 25, but Ohio State University received an employer satisfaction rating of 4.0 percent and Ohio University received 3.6 percent. Ohio State University presidential data was not available, but Ohio University’s presidential approval rating was 42 percent.
This year top honors went to Texas Tech University, with an employer rating of 4.4 percent and a presidential approval rating of 94 percent. Second place goes to Carnegie Mellon University, followed by Brigham Young University, which won the top honor in 2012 and slipped to No. 3. University of Texas at Austin is No. 4 and Iowa State University fills in the Top 5. University of Michigan files in at No. 6 and Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranks No. 7.
Stanford is No. 8, The Florida State University is No. 9, and University of Texas at San Antonio takes the No. 10 spot. Another Texas school, University of Texas at Dallas, is No. 11. Cornell is one of only two Ivy League schools to rank in the top 25, at No. 12, followed by Yale at No. 13. No. 14 is Georgia Institute of Technology, followed by Rice University and the University of Oklahoma.
No. 17 is DePaul University, located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, followed by the California Institute of Technology and Rochester Institute of Technology at No. 18 and 19, respectively. University of Delaware, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Vanderbilt University, University of California Santa Barbara, Texas A&M University, and the University of Tennessee finish out the top 25.