A machine learning approach to predict university attributes that influence graduate employability is presented in this work. The machine learning technique used here is the hyperbox model, which is based on the principle of generating if / then rules to predict outcomes. The rule-based hyperbox model can be generated from empirical data using a mixed integer linear programming model. This machine learning approach is applied to the problem of predicting employability of chemical engineering graduates based on institutional attributes. The analysis shows that research intensity and quality do not necessarily result in high employability.