The University of Michigan was the highest ranked U.S. public university and 21st among institutions around the world in the 2019-20 QS World University Rankings released Tuesday. The University is only one of two U.S. public universities appearing in the top 30.

The QS list, introduced in 2004, also recognized 13 U.S. private universities in its top 30. It is calculated from six criteria: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty ratio and international student ratio.

Earning an overall score of 86 out of 100, the University ranked higher in academic reputation and employer reputation than several other universities ranked higher overall on the list. The lowest score the University received was for its international student ratio.

On the same day, University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital topped the U.S. News and World Report ranking as the number one Michigan children’s hospitals.

Opened in 2011, Mott is also the only hospital in the state to be nationally ranked in the list’s 10 pediatric specialties, which includes cardiology and heart surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, nephrology, orthopedics, gastroenterology and GI surgery, cancer, endocrinology, neonatology, urology and pulmonology.

In a Michigan Medicine article, Chris Dickinson, interim executive director of the C.S. Mott Children’s and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, expressed his pride for Mott’s “world-class care” and “exceptional teams of physicians, nurses and staff.”

“This recognition is among many measures of our high-quality, comprehensive programs for children with rare, life-threatening and complex conditions,” Dickinson said in the article. 


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