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I'm mainly interested in the field of computer science and how often students from top places simply fail to find academic jobs.

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    What definition of "top university" and "academic job" are you looking for here? – zibadawa timmy Feb 18 '16 at 8:02
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    best info of this topic have ALUMNI organisations of that universities, or departments for student development. – SSimon Feb 18 '16 at 8:09
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    In my old field, those students still suppported by faculty (those who were not counseled to go to industry instead) have pretty much a 100% placement rate. In the somewhat rare case of people failing in a first attempt, senior (famous) faculty tends to put in some calls, which resulted in jobs for everyone during my entire time in the program. I'd think CS at a top school (top 5? top 10?) will be similar. – gnometorule Feb 18 '16 at 15:57
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    @gnometorule what field are you in that has a virtually 100% placement rate – user2562609 Feb 19 '16 at 2:51
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    What do you mean by "fail"? Many PhD graduates decide to work outside academia -- is that "simply failing to find an academic job"? If so, that's a terrible definition of "fail"; if not, it's hard to imagine how one would collect the data you're looking for. – David Richerby Mar 2 '16 at 16:32

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