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2 days 14 hours ago #27492 by HawkErrant
KU.edu: KU MOVES UP TWO SPOTS AMONG PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES IN 2022 US NEWS & WORLD REPORT RANKINGS

#58 in public schools (+2)
#122 in all schools (+2)
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Mon, 09/13/2021
LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas improved two spots to 58th among public universities in the 2022 edition of the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings, released today.

The university also moved up two slots to 122nd among all universities in the rankings.

“We recognize the importance of these rankings, particularly among prospective students and families,” Chancellor Douglas A. Girod said. “At the same time, we remain focused on a broader set of metrics to measure our success. We continue to refine these metrics through our Jayhawks Rising strategic planning process.”

In recent years, KU has undertaken efforts to improve freshman retention rates and six-year graduation rates, which are among the many metrics tracked by the magazine for its rankings. Both areas have seen improvement in recent years.

Other items of note from this year’s ranking include the following:

The School of Business is ranked 41st among publics, up one spot from last year.

The School of Engineering is ranked 51st among publics, up three spots from last year.

KU is ranked in two additional subjects this year compared to last year. U.S. News has published undergraduate nursing rankings for the first time, and KU debuted at 22nd among publics. Additionally, KU’s accounting program ranks 27th among publics after being unranked last year.

KU is ranked 24th among publics in the Best Value Schools rankings.

KU made the rankings for Most Innovative Schools (30th among publics) and Best Colleges for Veterans (56th among publics).

KU is listed as an A+ School for B Students.

Please note, the “Best Colleges” rankings are published each fall and are different from the graduate school rankings, which are published each spring. In the most recent edition of the graduate school rankings, KU has nine graduate programs in the top 10 and 50 programs ranked in the top 50 among public universities.”

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RANKINGS FOR ALL BIG 12 SCHOOLS
University of Texas at Austin - #38
Baylor - #75
Brigham Young University at Provo - #79
Texas Christian University - #83
University of Kansas - #122
Iowa State University - #122 (tied with KU; mOO is also tied at #122)
University of Oklahoma - #127
University of Central Florida - #148
University of Cincinnati - also #148
Kansas State - #162
University of Houston - #179
Oklahoma State - #187
Texas Tech - #213
West Virginia University - #249

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2 days 13 hours ago - 2 days 13 hours ago #27495 by HawkErrant
I know I’ve posted this recently, but given the latest USNWR ranking, I thought I’d remind everyone of this one by TheBestSchools.org, which looks at schools around the world.
TheBestSchools.org:

TLDR:
By this ranking, for 2021 KU is:
#96 in the world
#53 of 54 US schools in the Top #100
#30 of 31 Autonomous 5 (Power 5) schools on the list

From the site:
To counteract the apparent gaming of university rankings, TheBestSchools.org contracted with AcademicInfluence.com to form a ranking based on statistical document analysis across the Web.

The result is a ranking immune to gaming because it is based entirely on the “footprint” of key researchers and scholars on the Web — not just in terms of some broad popularity measure (such as number of Google search results), but by measuring their strength of association on the Web with the topics in which they are supposed to be expert.

Accordingly, the result is a ranking that focuses on the preeminent factor that ought to be used to gauge academic merit in the first place — namely, the combined influence of a school’s faculty across fields of study. Yes, this ranking is entirely Web-based. But today, if you’re alive and currently active but not influential on the Web, then you’re not influential, period!

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2 days 13 hours ago #27496 by HawkErrant
I hit post before I was ready with the TheBestSchools.org ranking.

I’ve edited that previous post in this thread to complete it, and put this notice here in case you read it before I was finally finished.

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