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These Texas universities rank among the world's best schools

These Texas universities rank among the world's best schools

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UT Austin is the No. 32 best university in the world according to new rankings. Photo by dszc/Getty Images

The biggest hub for higher education in Texas has been named among the best universities in the world.

In the Center for World University Rankings' 2016 study, three University of Texas campuses rank among the 100 best institutions in the world. UT Austin hooks the highest ranking, No. 32 spot, followed by University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, at No. 75, and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, at No. 85.

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.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio fares well, with a place at No. 235, but UTSA ranks No. 696.

Four other Texas institutions rank among the top 200 in the world: Texas A&M University, No. 98; Rice University, No. 114; Baylor College of Medicine, No. 115; and Southern Methodist University, No. 142.


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