July 19, 2016 by Tiffany Acosta, NMSU News Center
On a list ranking the top universities across the globe, New Mexico State University has been recognized as 577th on the 2016 Center for World University Rankings list. With more than 25,000 degree-granting institutions of higher education worldwide, this ranking would place NMSU in the top 2.3 percent.
“NMSU is one of the finest universities in the world,” said NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers. “This recognition is a reflection of the quality education we provide for our students as well as the important research and outreach we provide for the state of New Mexico.”
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/2016.php.
Additionally, NMSU was listed among the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools 2017. NMSU’s Doctor of Nursing Practice in the College of Health and Social Services was ranked in the top 100 programs in the nation and 13 other NMSU graduate programs ranked in the top 200.
For the fourth straight year, NMSU placed in the top 200 universities on U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of the Best Online Education Programs, with three NMSU online programs being recognized. Also, Business Insider named NMSU as one of the 50 most underrated colleges in America.