Montana State University

MSU earns top Montana spot in global ranking

August 11, 2014 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN – A website that offers a global ranking for universities and colleges put Montana State University among the top 3 percent of the world’s institutions of higher education, among the top 200 of those in the U.S., and first among Montana universities.

The Center for World University Rankings ranked MSU 540th out of more than 22,000 universities worldwide. When measured solely against other institutions nationally MSU came in at 170, and at 199 when compared with those in the Western Hemisphere.

The Center for World University Rankings lists eight indicators for comparing and ranking universities – quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty, publications, influence, citations, broad impact and patents. To see the lists, visit:

Founded in 1893, MSU is Montana’s land-grant university, with a national and international reputation for its excellence in undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, agriculture, architecture, business, education, engineering, health and human development, and nursing. It is routinely listed by U.S. News and World Report as one of America's "best buys" for undergraduate education and ranks among the leaders in the number of Goldwater scholarship recipients.

In recent years MSU has set records for enrollment, with more than 15,000 students signed up for classes for fall semester in 2013. Since 1994, MSU has added to its enrollment by nearly 50 percent.

Contact: Sepp Jannotta, (406) 994-7371,