Writer: Tiffany Acosta
New Mexico State University has been ranked in the top 2.3 percent of institutions of higher education worldwide according to the 2017 Center for World University Rankings list. With more than 27,000 degree-granting institutions of higher education worldwide evaluated, NMSU ranked 620th this year.
“Among several important attributes, this ranking highlights the quality of our faculty members and the education they provide to our students,” said NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers. “Everyone involved with NMSU should be proud of this recognition. This is yet another accolade that shows our great university is one of the best in the world.”
The Center for World University Rankings distributes the only global university performance tables that gauge both the quality of education and training of students along with prestige of faculty members and the quality of their research without the use of surveys and university data submissions.
Eight indicators are used to base the Center for World University Rankings, including quality of education (25 percent), measured by the number of a university’s alumni who have won major international awards, prizes and medals relative to the university’s size.
Other factors include alumni employment (25 percent), measured by the number of a university’s alumni who currently hold CEO positions at the world’s top companies relative to the university’s size; quality of faculty (25 percent), measured by the number of academics who have won major international awards, prizes and medals; publications (5 percent), measured by the number of research papers appearing in reputable journals; influence (5 percent), measured by the number of research papers appearing in highly influential journals; citations (5 percent), measured by the number of highly cited research papers; broad impact (5 percent), measured by the university’s h-Index; and patents (5 percent, measured by the number of international patent filings).
For a complete list of the rankings, along with the methodology used, visit http://www.cwur.org/2017.php.
Earlier this fall, NMSU was named as a top tier university for the fifth time in the last six years, according to the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges for 2018 National Universities rankings.
Additionally, NMSU ranked first in the country for federal obligations for science and engineering activities for minority-serving institutions, according to a report from the National Science Foundation’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics. A Brookings Institution report also listed NMSU as a leader in equal access to higher education giving NMSU the second-highest score in the nation as a public university that provides opportunities for social mobility to students and produces valuable research.