UM Ranked in Top 2.4 Percent of Universities Worldwide

July 22, 2015

MISSOULA – The Center for World University Rankings recently ranked the University of Montana No. 585 out of universities worldwide, placing UM in the top 2.4 percent of more than 25,000 degree-granting institutions of higher education. UM jumped 21 spots from its No. 604 ranking in 2014.

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.

“Again, the University of Montana has been recognized as being among the top universities around the world,” said UM President Royce Engstrom. “The research and outreach conducted by the faculty and students extends from Missoula to locations around the globe. We are gratified that this ranking recognizes the impact and quality of our work.”

UM is among 936 institutions in the country to be featured in the 2015 rankings, and was ranked No. 174 nationally.

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Breakdown of UM’s ranking in each indicator:

National Rank: 174

Quality of Education Rank: 353
Alumni Employment Rank: 567+
Quality of Faculty Rank: 218+
Publications Rank: 713
Influence Rank: 315
Citations Rank: 428
Broad Impact Rank: 503
Patents Rank: 702

Overall Score: 44.54

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