A large percentage of recent University of Chester graduates have gone on to find work or continue their education, figures show.
According to stats released by the Department for Education, 85% of students who graduated from the university in 2012-13 were either employed or continued their education a year later.
It’s one of the highest percentages in England, and above the national average.
Across England, 82% of students who graduated in 2012-13 were in either further education or sustained employment one year after graduation.
The proportion of students from the University of Chester going straight on to work or study has risen slightly over the last decade.
About 82% of students who graduated from the university in 2003-4 found themselves either in work or studying.
Dr Kate Daubney, Director of Careers and Employability at the University of Chester, said: “The University of Chester aims to equip its students and graduates with lifelong employability skills, in order to make the most of their academic and extra-curricular experiences in their future working lives.
“The University’s Careers and Employability team partners effectively with academic departments as well as local employers and entrepreneurs, to help students and graduates develop these skills and this data shows how effectively we do that.”