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.

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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.

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