Montana State University

MSU appears in two rankings of best global universities

October 19, 2015

MSU appeared in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Global Universities ranking as well as the Times Higher Education World University Ranking, a ranking based in the United Kingdom. Here, MSU international students from Ghana represent their country at a popular MSU International Street Food Bazaar. Photo courtesy of International Programs.

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Montana State University has appeared in two publications’ rankings of the top global universities.

MSU appeared in both the recent U.S. News and World Report’s Best Global Universities ranking as well as the Times Higher Education World University Ranking, a ranking based in the United Kingdom. It is the first time the university has appeared in either list.

“MSU’s appearance on these important lists not only makes higher education in Montana more visible on the world’s stage, but it reinforces something that many in Montana already knew, which is we have a world-class research university here in Bozeman,” said David Di Maria, associate provost for international programs at MSU.

MSU appeared in the 650th spot on the U.S. News and World Report’s Best Global Universities Ranking. The publication ranked the 750 top global institutions across the globe. The list included colleges and universities in 57 countries.

Of the 12 factors that U.S. News and World Report used to rank institutions, MSU scored highest in regional research reputation, in which it scored 184. It also scored high in citations in percentage of total publications that are among the 10 percent most cited.

In the Times Higher Education World University Ranking, MSU ranked in the band of 501–600 rated universities out of 800 worldwide institutions. According to the ranking, MSU’s strongest assets, which the publication called “Data Pillars,” was in industry income where it ranked in the area of industry income. Its second strongest area was research when it scored a 21.8 percent. The top institution in the category scored 66. Di Maria also noted MSU scored high for its international outlook, which measures the number of research publications produced with international co-authors as well as an institution’s ability to attract students, faculty and staff from around the globe.

This fall 712 international students were enrolled at MSU, 56 more than the year before, or a growth rate of 8.86 percent. MSU international students hail from 72 countries across the globe. Countries most represented on the MSU campus include Brazil, Canada, China, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

David Di Maria (406) 994-4031 david.dimaria@montana.edu