Johns Hopkins 12th in 'U.S. News' Best Global University Rankings

JHU also included among world's top 10 in seven subject areas

Credit: Will Kirk / Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University ranks 12th on the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Global Universities Rankings, which were released today.

The rankings use different criteria than those used for the publication's annual "best colleges" list, on which Johns Hopkins was 10th last month.

"Students can use these rankings to explore the higher education options that exist beyond their own countries' borders and to compare key aspects of schools' research missions," U.S. News writes in its introduction to the list.

The new U.S. News rankings also include Johns Hopkins among the top 10 in the world in seven subject areas:

  • Clinical Medicine: 2
  • Social Sciences and Public Health: 2
  • Immunology: 3
  • Neuroscience and Behavior: 7
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics: 8
  • Biology and Biochemistry: 9
  • Microbiology: 10

This is the second year of the U.S. News global rankings (JHU was 11th last year), which include 750 colleges and universities—up from 500 a year ago—in 57 countries. The rankings are based on 12 indicators, including an institution's global and regional reputation, publications and citations, international collaboration, and number of PhDs granted.