CCNY among top 1.8% schools globally, according to 2022 CWUR rankings

The City College of New York maintains its lofty position among the top 1.8% out of 19,788 universities worldwide according to the 2021-22 edition of the “Global 2000 List” by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR).  “This is an outstanding achievement to be celebrated,” said Dr. Nadim Mahassen, president of the CWUR, which publishes the largest academic rankings of global universities. 

City College is #350 among the 19,788 degree-granting institutions of higher education analyzed by CWUR, #108 in the United States and #123 regionally (USA and Canada). Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University, in that order, occupy the first three places on the rankings.

The CWUR rankings are unique in that:

  • Objective indicators are used for all four key pillars underlying the methodology of the ranking (quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty, and research performance) with no reliance on surveys and university data submissions;
  • Equal emphasis is put on the learning environment and research; and
  • 19,788 universities are ranked according to their academic performance.

CCNY’s other placings on the CWUR list this year include: #22 for Quality of Education, #437 for Alumni Employment, and #792 for Research Performance. These amounted to an overall score of 76.0.

CWUR’s methodology involves using several objective and robust indicators to rank the world's universities. Quality of education, measured by the number of a university's alumni who have won major academic distinctions relative to the university's size is a measure indicator (25%).  Alumni employment, measured by the number of a university's alumni who have held top executive positions at the world's largest companies relative to the university's size (25%) is another. Quality of faculty, measured by the number of faculty members who have won major academic distinctions (10%) is another significant indicator.

About the Center for World University Rankings
CWUR is a leading consulting organization providing policy advice, strategic insights, and consulting services to governments and universities to improve educational and research outcomes. CWUR publishes authoritative global university rankings, known for objectivity, transparency, and consistency, which are trusted by students, academics, university administrators, and governments from around the world.

About the City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high-quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its position at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index. This measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles. In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.8% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. Labor analytics firm Emsi puts at $1.9 billion CCNY’s annual economic impact on the regional economy (5 boroughs and 5 adjacent counties) and quantifies the “for dollar” return on investment to students, taxpayers and society. At City College, more than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself. View CCNY Media Kit.

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