Nine Texas universities ranked in the top 200 universities in the world, according to the 2015 Center for World University Rankings report.
. The University of Texas at Austin was the 30th best university in the world, according to the report. It topped the list of Texas schools that made the cut but moved down one spot from last year.
Quality of education, alumni employment and quality of faculty were weighted 25 percent each in the study’s methodology. Publications, influence, citations, broad impact, and patents each weighed 5 percent. UT Austin scored a 62.7 out of 100 under these criteria.
Houston’s Rice University scored a 50.94 percent and was also downgraded from its spot last year. According to the 2015 report, Rice is now the is 120th best school in the world, moving down 12 spots from No. 108 last year.
Five other Texas schools ranked among the top 200 universities, some outranking Rice:
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center ranked No. 75
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center ranked No. 90
Texas A&M University ranked No. 102
Baylor College of Medicine ranked No. 121
University of Texas at Dallas ranked No. 139
Southern Methodist University ranked No. 142
University of Houston ranked No. 184
Texas universities have been noticed lately not only for the quality of education they provide but also for their value.