Johns Hopkins climbs to 11th in annual World University Rankings

Johns Hopkins University gained four spots in the latest London Times Higher Education World University Rankings, which were released today, moving up to 11th out of 800 universities.

JHU, which also ranked seventh among U.S. universities on the list, received the highest possible score of 100 in the industry income category, a measurement of the research income that a school generates relative to the size of its academic staff. Industry income is one of five key categories of criteria on which THE's rankings are based, along with teaching (including student-faculty ratios), research (by faculty members of the school), citations (the influence of the school's research on other advances in the field), and international outlook.

The annual Times Higher Education list, in its 12th year, is among the world's most influential rankings of colleges and universities. Of more than 17,000 international students who responded to the Hobsons 2015 International Student Survey, a third said they consulted THE's World University Rankings during the college application process.

THE's list has doubled in size from last year, when JHU ranked 15th out of 400 universities. The increase in list size aims to promote inclusivity and to ensure that the rankings are "truly global," according to a blog post published by THE in advance of the release of the list.

California Institute of Technology topped the list for the fifth consecutive year.

In the U.S. News & World Report "Best Colleges Rankings," released earlier this month, Johns Hopkins ranked 10th out of 1,376 schools. The "Best Colleges Rankings" weigh criteria such as a school's undergraduate reputation, retention of students, and faculty resources.