The University of New Mexico is ranking high amongst the world’s top universities according to the latest Center for World University Rankings (CWUR)—the largest academic ranking of global universities.

In the CWUR’s 2019-2020 rankings, UNM ranked No. 276 out of 20,000 universities worldwide making UNM the top 1.5 percent worldwide. In terms of its research performance, UNM is ranked No. 233 in the CWUR, while its overall score was 77.2 out of a possible 100.

Nationally, when compared against U.S. institutions directly, UNM ranked No. 97. When compared to other notable U.S. universities, UNM ranked higher than prestigious universities including University of Oklahoma, University of Oregon and Texas Tech University.

“The work of UNM faculty leads to greater understanding of the human condition and to solutions to the world’s great challenges, and the accomplishments of our alumni are a testament to both their drive and the intellectual preparation that they found within our educational environment,” said UNM Provost James Holloway. “The cumulative recognition of this work and these accomplishments by CWUR is very gratifying,” he continued.

CWUR uses seven objective and robust indicators to rank the world’s universities. They include quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty, research performance and more.

These categories are measured in a number of different ways. For example, quality of education is measured by the number of university alumni who have won major international awards, prizes and medals relative to the university’s size.

CWUR publishes the only global university ranking that measures the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige of the faculty members and the quality of their research without relying on surveys and university data submissions.

Alumni employment is measured by the number of a university’s alumni who have held CEO positions at the world’s top companies relative to university’s size, while the quality of faculty is measured by the number of academics who have won major international awards, prizes and medals.

For the complete ranking of the top-1000 universities worldwide, visit CWUR World University Rankings 2019-2020.