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UT Austin ranks among top 30 universities in the world, says new report

UT Austin ranks among top 30 universities in the world

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UT Austin is the No. 30 best university in the world according to new rankings. Photo via Tex.org

A new study cements the University of Texas at Austin's status as one the best universities in the world.

The Center for World University Rankings' 2015 report ranks UT Austin the No. 22 institution in the U.S. and No. 30 in the world.

To determine the rankings, CWUR analyzed the world's top 1,000 universities based on eight factors. Quality of education, alumni employment, and quality of faculty were weighted at 25 percent each. Publications, influence, citations, broad impact, and patents were weighted at 5 percent each.

UT Austin dropped one spot on the list; in 2014, UT ranked No. 29 in the world. Two Texas schools join UT Austin in the top 100: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center ranks No. 75 and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center ranks No. 90.

Six other Texas institutions rank among the top 200 in the world: Texas A&M University, No. 102; Rice University, No. 120; Baylor College of Medicine, No. 121; University of Texas at Dallas, No. 139; Southern Methodist University, No. 142; and University of Houston, No. 184.