Johns Hopkins remains 15th out of 400 schools in World University Rankings

JHU also 7th in Clinical, Preclinical, and Health; 9th in Life Sciences

Credit: Will Kirk / Johns Hopkins University

For the second year in a row, Johns Hopkins University ranks 15th in the world among 400 research universities, according to a survey released today by London's Times Higher Education.

Johns Hopkins also achieved the top possible score of 100 in THE's industry income category, which aims to capture a university's ability to help industry with innovations, inventions, and consultancy by looking at how much research income an institution earns relative to the size of its academic staff. Industry income is one of five components of the overall score on which the rankings are based.

THE's World University Rankings are based on 13 performance indicators in five key areas: teaching, research, knowledge transfer, international outlook, and industry income. To be included, universities must teach undergraduate students, teach multiple subjects, and have more than 1,000 research articles published by faculty members over a five-year span (2008-2012).

In specific subject areas, JHU ranked seventh in Clinical, Preclinical, and Health; and ninth in Life Sciences, according to THE.

Johns Hopkins is one of 11 U.S. universities among the top 15. California Institute of Technology topped the rankings for the fourth consecutive year.

In the U.S. News & World Report "best colleges" rankings, released last month, Johns Hopkins is 12th.