UA Improves to No. 68 Ranking Worldwide, No. 42 in the U.S.

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The University of Arizona was ranked 68th among more than 25,000 higher education institutions worldwide by the Center for World University Rankings.

The UA improved to 68th from 70th on the CWUR list in 2014 and 73rd in 2013.

“The University of Arizona does very well in international rankings thanks to the productivity and achievements of our faculty and the employability of our graduates,” says UA President Ann Weaver Hart. “The ranking is calculated on the quality, reach, and impact of the UA faculty’s award-winning research and teaching.”

CWUR uses several indicators to rank the world’s top 1,000 universities, including quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty, publications, influence, citations, broad impact, and patents.

The UA placed 42nd among U.S. universities.