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The 2018-19 Center for World University Rankings puts U 48th nationally and 83rd internationally.

By Annalisa Purser, associate director, University of Utah Communications

Once again, the University of Utah is among the top 100 universities in the world. According to the 2018-2019 Center for World University Rankings, the U ranks 83 out of 18,000 universities worldwide. The CWUR ranking is the largest academic ranking of global universities.

This year, the U ranks:

  • 83rd internationally
  • 48th nationally
  • 169 for quality of education
  • 187 for alumni employment
  • 80 for quality of faculty
  • 125 for research output
  • 105 for quality publications
  • 68 for influence
  • 93 for citations

The Center for World Universities uses seven objective and robust indicators to rank the world’s universities without relying on surveys and university data submissions. Specifically, it considers the number of alumni who have won major international awards, prizes and medals relative to the university’s size; the number of alumni who have held CEO positions at the world’s top companies relative to the institution’s size; the number of academics who have won major international awards, prizes, and medals; the total number of research papers; the number of research papers appearing in top-tier and highly influential journals; and the number of highly cited research papers.