MSU NEWS SERVICE

BOZEMAN – A website that offers a global ranking for universities and colleges put Montana State University among the top 3 percent of the world’s institutions of higher education, among the top 200 of those in the U.S., and first among Montana universities.

The Center for World University Rankings ranked MSU 540th out of more than 22,000 universities worldwide. When measured against other institutions nationally MSU came in at 170, and at 199 when compared with those in the Western Hemisphere.

CWUR lists eight indicators for comparing and ranking universities: quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty, publications, influence, citations, broad impact and patents.

Founded in 1893, MSU is Montana’s land-grant university, with a reputation for its excellence in undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, agriculture, architecture, business, education, engineering, health and human development, and nursing.

U.S. News and World Report consistently lists MSU as one of America’s “best buys” for undergraduate education, and the university ranks among the leaders in the number of Goldwater scholarship recipients.

In recent years MSU has set records for enrollment, with more than 15,000 students signed up for classes during the 2013 fall semester. Since 1994, the university has seen a nearly 50 percent increase in its enrollment.

Visit cwur.org to see the entire Center for World University Rankings lists.