Rice is 87th in new Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Rice University is among the top 100 world universities in the 2016-17 rankings announced Sept. 21 by Times Higher Education (THE), a London-based publication that reports on news and issues related to higher education.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings logo for top 100 universities for 2016-17Rice moved up to No. 87 from No. 101 last year among 980 top universities from 79 countries in the new rankings. Rice and the University of Texas at Austin, which is No. 50, are the only Texas universities in the top 100, which includes 41 U.S. universities. The University of Oxford’s No. 1 ranking marks the first time that a U.S. school has not occupied the top spot in the 13-year history of the rankings.

THE World University Rankings are based on evaluation of a university’s teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook, including such performance indicators as academic reputation survey, staff-to-student ratio, research grants, number of papers published in academic journals per scholar, number of research citations, international-to-domestic-student ratio and amount of research income earned from businesses and industry.

The complete list of THE world universities is available here.

Earlier this month Rice was ranked No. 72 in the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities published by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy.


About B.J. Almond

B.J. Almond is senior director of news and media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.