UM Ranked in Top 2.8 Percent of Universities Worldwide

July 15, 2014

MISSOULA – The Center for World University Rankings recently ranked the University of Montana No. 604 out of universities worldwide, placing UM in the top 2.8 percent of more than 22,000 degree-granting institutions of higher education.

The CWUR uses eight indicators to identify the world’s top 1,000 universities: quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty, publications, influence, citations, broad impact and patents.

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

“We are thrilled to again be recognized among the top universities across the globe,” said UM President Royce Engstrom. “The research of UM’s students and faculty members extends from communities in Montana to locations around the world, and this ranking recognizes the impact of that work.”

UM is among 293 institutions in the Americas to be featured in the 2014 rankings, and was ranked No. 177 nationally.

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Breakdown of UM’s ranking in each indicator:

National Rank: 177

Quality of Teaching Rank: 341
Alumni Employment Rank: 478+
Quality of Faculty Rank: 210+
Publications Rank: 699
Influence Rank: 320
Citations Rank: 493
Broad Impact Rank: 504
Patents Rank: 552

Overall Score: 44.81


Contact: UM Office of the President, 406-243-2311,