The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been ranked 26th worldwide by the Center for World University Rankings.
Last year, UW–Madison ranked 25th overall. The university placed 20th nationally (19th last year), quality of education, 34th (28th last year); alumni employment, 93rd (80th last year); quality of faculty, 34th (35th last year), research performance, 31st (27th last year).
The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) uses seven indicators to rank the world’s universities without relying on surveys and university data submissions. The quality of education indicator, for example, measures the weighted number of an institution’s alumni who have won major awards, medals and prizes relative to the institution’s size. The alumni employment category is based on alumni who have held top executive positions at the world’s top companies relative to the university’s size.