Johns Hopkins 17th in annual 'Times Higher Education' rankings

Image caption: The Gilman atrium on JHU's Homewood campus.

Credit: Will Kirk / Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University is ranked 17th in the world out of 980 schools in the 2017 London Times Higher Education World Universities Rankings, which were released yesterday.

JHU, which was 11th overall in last year's THE rankings, is 12th among U.S. universities in this year's rankings.

The University of Oxford was ranked No. 1, with Caltech, Stanford, Cambridge, and MIT rounding out the top five.

The annual Times Higher Education list, published since 2004, 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.

JHU has received the highest possible score of 100 in the industry income category since 2011, the earliest year the records are available online. The industry income category measures the research income that a school generates relative to the size of its academic staff.

In addition to industry income, THE's rankings are based on scores in the categories of 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.