For the second year in a row, the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) has placed SMU among the top 15 percent of 1,000 universities ranked worldwide.
SMU ranked No. 142 overall and No. 27 in the alumni employment category, which is assessed by the number of alumni who have held CEO positions since 2011 at the world’s top 2,000 public companies that are listed on the Forbes Global 2000 list.
The CWUR, which ranked SMU No. 142 in 2015 as well, analyzes the world’s top 1,000 universities (from 25,000 worldwide) based on eight factors, including quality of education, alumni employment and quality of faculty, related to the size of the school.
In addition to the strength of its alumni employment ranking, other key factors reflected positively on SMU including its quality of education, measured by the number of alumni who have won major international awards, and the quality of its faculty, which was determined also by the number of major international awards received. Faculty also were measured by publications, influence, citations, broad impact and patents.