Johns Hopkins No. 10 in 'U.S. News' Best Global University rankings

The university also ranks among the top 20 globally in 19 subject areas

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Johns Hopkins moved up a spot to No. 10 in the annual U.S. News & World Report Best Global University Rankings released today, a year after moving up to No. 11 from No. 12 in the 2020 rankings.

Johns Hopkins also ranks among the top 10 universities in the world in 15 subject areas and among the top 20 in 19 subject areas. Ten new subject area rankings were added to the list this year, bringing the total to 38.

The U.S. News Best Global Universities rankings emphasize academic research and international reputation and are intended to help students find opportunities for higher education beyond their own countries and to compare universities' research missions. For the list, universities are assigned a numerical score on 13 performance indicators, such as a school's global and regional research reputation, number of publications, and its international collaborations.

This year's rankings include nearly 1,500 universities from 86 countries. Among U.S. schools, Johns Hopkins ranked eighth.

The 19 Johns Hopkins programs ranked among the top 20 in the world by U.S. News are:

  • Clinical Medicine (No. 2)
  • Infectious diseases (No. 2)
  • Public, environmental, and occupational health (No. 2)
  • Oncology (No. 2)
  • Social sciences and public health (No. 2)
  • Surgery (No. 2)
  • Radiology, nuclear medicine, and medical imaging (No. 3)
  • Immunology (No. 4)
  • Molecular biology and genetics (No. 5)
  • Pharmacology and toxicology (No. 5)
  • Neuroscience and behavior (No. 6)
  • Cell biology (No. 7)
  • Cardiac and cardiovascular systems (No. 8)
  • Biology and biochemistry (No. 9)
  • Gastroenterology and hepatology (No. 10)
  • Microbiology (No. 13)
  • Biotechnology and applied microbiology (No. 14)
  • Endocrinology and metabolism (No. 15)
  • Space science (No. 18)

In September, the university ranked No. 9 in the U.S. News Best College rankings, which rely on different metrics. The university was also ranked No. 12 in the world by Times Higher Education.