The University of New Mexico ranked amongst the top 1.5 percent of the top universities worldwide according to the latest Center for World University Rankings (CWUR)—the largest academic ranking of global universities.

In the CWUR’s 2020-2021 rankings, UNM ranked No. 300 out of 20,000 universities making UNM the top 1.5 percent worldwide. In terms of research performance, UNM ranked No. 247 in the CWUR, while its overall score was 76.8 out of a possible 100.

Nationally, when compared against U.S. institutions directly, UNM ranked No. 101. When compared to other notable U.S. universities, UNM ranked higher than prestigious universities including the University of Mississippi, University of Oregon and Texas Tech University.

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 several different ways. For example, the quality of education is measured by the number of university alumni who have won major international awards, prizes and medals relative to the university size.

CWUR publishes the only global university ranking that measures the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige of faculty members and 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 company’s 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-2000 universities worldwide, visit CWUR World University Rankings 2020-2021.