The University of Michigan maintained its ranking as the top U.S. public university in the QS World University Rankings for 2019-20, and ranked 21st among all institutions on the list, moving down one spot from last year in the ranking released Tuesday.
The QS World University Rankings, launched in 2004, are based on six factors: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty-student ratio, citations per faculty, proportion of international faculty and proportion of international students.
U-M is one of two U.S. public universities making the top 30, a list that also included 13 private U.S. universities. The other public U.S. university in the top 30 is the University of California, Berkeley at No. 28.