U-M maintained its ranking as the top U.S. public university in the QS World Rankings for 2014, and ranked 23rd among all institutions on the list, moving down one spot from last year.

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The QS World University Rankings, launched in 2004, are based on six factors: academic reputation, employer reputation, student/faculty ratio, citations per faculty, proportion of international faculty and proportion of international students.

U-M was one of 14 U.S. universities making the top 30, a list that also included 12 private U.S. universities: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Stanford University, California Institute of Technology, Princeton University, Yale University, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, Cornell University and Duke University.

The other public U.S. university in the top 30 is the University of California, Berkeley.