Government contractors or companies with a significant government contracting business make up more than a quarter of 100 companies that college graduates want to work for, according to a survey by Universum.
The consulting company asked 59,643 recent college graduates from 318 universities across the country to pick their most desirable employer.
A total of 28 companies made the list, including several government agencies.
Google ranked first in the IT category, while IBM ranked fifth. The National Security Agency made it to No. 12.
Other companies with significant government business that made it on the list include:
· Microsoft (No. 2)
· Cisco Systems (No. 14)
· Lockheed Martin (No. 16)
· Hewlett-Packard Co. (No. 17)
· Dell (No. 18)
· Oracle (No. 19)
· Boeing (No. 21)
· Northrop Grumman (No. 23)
The survey was conducted from November 2011 to March 2012.