Ohio University Received High Marks In International Rankings

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WOUB Staff Writer

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Updated Wed, Jul 23, 2014 2:23 pm

Ohio University ranks in the top three percent of higher education institutions worldwide for its quality of education.

The university ranked 464 among the world’s 22,000 degree-granting institutions by the Center for World University Rankings.

OU also ranked 14th out of 44 colleges and universities that qualify as "best buys" based on the quality of their academic offerings in relation to the cost of attendance by the "Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015."

“Ohio University is very pleased to be recognized for our commitment to excellence,” said OU President Roderick J. McDavis. “Our recent rankings speak to the value of transformative education, and we will continue to make strategic investments to support this unique learning community.”

The CWUR publishes the only global university ranking that measures the quality of education and training of students, as well as the prestige of faculty members and the quality of their research without relying on surveys and university data submissions.

The 31st annual Fiske Guide is based on the most cost-conscious combinations of academics and affordability, and is originally created by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske. It features 319 schools from more than 2,200 four-year colleges and universities in the United States, in addition to eight from Canada and Great Britain.

“In an era when global talent has so many academic choices for work and study, it is of great value for our university to top the list of global rankings that are trusted world-wide, particularly to raise our visibility among those seeking high quality education and research in an internationally diverse, safe and welcoming community such as Ohio,” said Lorna Jean Edmonds, vice provost for Global Affairs and a professor in the College of Health Sciences and Professions.

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