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Texas Tech ranked in the top-3 percent of universities in the world

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Taking a quick break from sports to recognize our great institution of learning

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Texas Tech announced today it ranked No. 437 out of 18,000 colleges across the globe evaluated in the 2018–2019 Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) list.

The Red Raiders moved up 63 spots from No. 500 last year and is ranked No. 126 among colleges in the United States.

According to a Tech news release, the CWUR does not rely on surveys or university data submissions, but instead uses seven objective indicators to rank universities:

  • Quality of education, which is measured by the number of a university’s alumni who have won major international awards, prizes and medals;
  • Alumni employment, which is measured by the number of a university’s alumni who have held CEO positions since 2011 at the world’s top 2,000 public companies;
  • Quality of faculty, which is measured by the number of academics who have won major international awards, prizes and medals;
  • Research output, which measured by the total number of research papers published during the last 10 years;
  • Quality publications, which is measured by the number of research papers appearing in top-tier science, social science and humanities journals;
  • Influence, which is measured by the number of research papers appearing in highly-influential journal; and
  • Citations, which is measured by the number of highly-cited research papers.

Check out the full rankings at the CWUR website.