U-M ranked No. 1 public university in the U.S. by WSJ/THE


For the second year in a row, the University of Michigan has been ranked as the No. 1 U.S. public university by The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education in their 2022 U.S. college ranking. 

The annual rankings, released Sept. 21, listed U-M No. 24 overall in a list of universities throughout the United States, down one spot from the previous year. The WSJ/THE rankings, now in their sixth year, have ranked U-M in the top 30 universities overall since they launched in 2016. 

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The rankings are based on 15 individual performance indicators, combined to create an overall score, and are grouped into four key areas: resources (30 percent), engagement (20 percent), outcomes (40 percent) and environment (10 percent).

U-M was recognized among nearly 800 institutions in the U.S. for its strong engagement rankings, which looks at student engagement, student recommendation, interaction with teachers and students, and number of accredited programs.

Earlier this month, Times Higher Education released its separate annual world ranking. U-M was ranked No. 24 in the world, which is based on different performance indicators.


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