Finally some good news for a public Michigan University.  A group called QS Top Universities which according to their website:

links high achievers from the graduate, MBA and executive communities around the world with leading business schools, postgraduate departments at universities and with employers, through websites, events, e-guides and technical solutions.

The QS World University Rankings, launched back in 2004, are based on six factors:

  1. academic reputation
  2. employer reputation
  3. faculty-student ratio
  4. citations per faculty
  5. proportion of international faculty
  6. and proportion of international students.

When they ranked U of M in those categories they achieved the #1 spot among all public universities in the United States in their QS World University Rankings for the 2018-19 year.

Congratulations Michigan!

This is the third year in a row that the University of Michigan has achieved the #1 ranking among public universities.  In this year’s ranking they came in at #20 among universities across the entire world.

Last year the University of Michigan ranked #21.  They were the only public university that ranked in the top 25.

According to the QS study U of M:

Michigan has been lauded for having high standards of research, and the university’s comprehensive graduate program offers doctoral degrees in the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) as well as professional degrees in architecture, business, medicine, law, pharmacy, nursing, social work, public health, and dentistry…Michigan's body of living alumni comprises more than 540,000 people, which is one of the largest alumni bases of any university in the world

No worries Michigan State University you were the only other in-state university included in the top 200 of the rankings, coming in tied at No. 141.

We should all be proud to have these fine Universities in our state.

Now you other colleges and universities get to work.