The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) named UMBC as one of the top universities in the world according to their 2017 report released last week. UMBC lands in the top 1.9% of higher education institutions worldwide and joins only four other institutions in Maryland on the list. More than 27,000 organizations were evaluated, making the CWUR the largest ranking of global universities.
CWUR takes eight indicators into account when compiling their rankings, including quality of education (alumni who have won major international awards); alumni employment (as CEOs in companies worldwide); quality of faculty (faculty who have won major international awards); research publications, influence and citations; broad impact; and international patent filings.
UMBC is one of only five institutions in the state of Maryland to make an appearance on the list, along with University of Maryland, College Park; University of Maryland, Baltimore; Johns Hopkins University; and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. In addition to the global recognition UMBC has attained, the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education list of nationally ranked institutions recently named UMBC as one of the top universities in the United States.
Photo: UMBC student works outside in 2017.
Photo by Marlayna Demond ’11 for UMBC.