CU-Boulder makes top worldwide universities list

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BOULDER, Colo. — The University of Colorado at Boulder made the top 200 in an established survey of the world’s top universities.

This is the eighth year the Times Higher Education (THE) has released it’s list of the top 200 universities in the world, and in the 2011-2012 rankings, CU was No. 77 with a final score of 57.3.

The Colorado School of Mines and Colorado State made the top 200, though each school’s exact ranking and score were not divulged. The School of Mines fell in the 201-225 range while CSU was placed in the 226-250 group.

The rankings are based on four criteria. Teaching, research and citations all account for 30 percent of the score each. The research category assigned value according the volume, income and reputation generated by an institution’s research. The Citations category was defined as how influential a university’s research became.

International outlook (7.5 percent) and industry income (2.5 percent) accounted for the remaining 10 percent.

The THE gave the California Institute of Technology the top spot with a score of 94.8. Seven of the top 10 schools were from the U.S., with the remaining three positions going to schools from the United Kingdom. The University of Oxford, which ranked fourth with a score of 93.6, was the top international school.

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