UTA advances in Center for World University Rankings

The University of Texas at Arlington is on a steep upward trajectory, jumping 30 spots in the Center for World University Rankings’ national standings in the four years since the list debuted.

CWUR annually evaluates more than 27,000 degree-granting institutions. Globally, UTA ranks in the top 2.1 percent. Among U.S. institutions, UTA ranks No. 166, up from No. 175 in 2016, No. 185 in 2015 and No. 196 in 2014.

At a time when most other Texas universities either slightly moved ahead or dropped on the CWUR list, UTA advanced.

CWUR measures quality of education and prestige of faculty without relying on surveys or a university’s own submissions.

CWUR’s methodology instead employs objective indicators such as the number of alumni who have won major international awards and the number of alumni who hold CEO positions at top companies. CWUR analyzes quality of faculty by weighing accomplishments such as the number of major awards won, publications, highly cited papers and patents.

Further demonstrating UTA’s excellence, the University is a Carnegie Classification Research-1 “highest research activity” doctoral university and was ranked by the Brookings Institution as one of the top 25 “leader” universities in the nation for providing high social mobility while producing high levels of impactful research.

These accomplishments demonstrate significant achievement along the guiding aspirations of transforming the student experience, engaging in high-impact research and building on faculty excellence which are set forth in UTA’s aggressive Strategic Plan 2020 Bold Solutions | Global Impact. The plan solidifies UTA’s standing as the model 21st century urban research university.