TTUHSC Making a Mark on the World

Rankings Place University Among Top 7.4% Worldwide


Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center building in Lubbock with the Center for World University Rankings Logo

In its 2021-2022 edition of the “Global 2000 List by the Center for World University Rankings” released April 26, the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) ranked among the top 7.4% of 20,000 universities worldwide for 2020-2021.

TTUHSC achieved an overall score of 67.9 for an overall world ranking of 1,406. The university was ranked 281 among U.S. universities and 317 regionally, which includes U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities.

In addition, TTUHSC was ranked as the 1,386th best university worldwide for research performance. The CWUR research performance rankings comprise 40% of a university’s overall ranking and are measured by: research output (total number of research articles – 10%); high-quality publications (total number of research articles published by top-tier journals – 10%); research influence (total number of research articles published by highly-influential journals – 10%); and the number of highly-cited research articles citations (10%).

“To be recognized on the world stage and to achieve these rankings is tremendous for our university,” TTUHSC President Lori Rice-Spearman, Ph.D., said. “The rankings reflect the innovative and collaborative approach we foster that provides our graduates and faculty a foundation on which they can build success.”

Center for World University Rankings: an emphasis on education and research

CWUR is a leading consulting organization that provides policy advice, strategic insights and consulting services to governments and universities to improve educational and research outcomes. The organization publishes authoritative global university rankings that are known for objectivity, transparency and consistency, and are trusted by students, academics, university administrators and governments across the globe.

As the publisher of the largest academic rankings of universities from around the world, CWUR’s ranking method places equal emphasis on education and research and does not utilize surveys or data submitted by universities. Instead, it relies upon factors such as:

  • Quality of education, measured by the number of a university's alumni who have won major academic distinctions relative to the university's size (25%)
  • Alumni employment, measured by the number of a university's alumni who have held top executive positions at the world's largest companies relative to the university's size (25%)
  • Quality of faculty, measured by the number of faculty members who have won major academic distinctions (10%)

The rankings are posted at https://cwur.org.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

TTUHSC

Beginning in 1969 as the Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is now a five-school university with campuses in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas/Fort Worth, Lubbock, Midland and Odessa.

TTUHSC offers students the opportunity to expand knowledge in programs that are on the forefront of health care education. Our programs and facilities give students the opportunity for hands-on research and clinical experience, and various collaborations with community entities provide students the practical knowledge that is vital to their success.

Almost 50 years since opening, TTUHSC has now trained more than 20,000 health care professionals, and meets the health care needs of more than 2.5 million people in the 108 counties including those in the Texas Panhandle and eastern New Mexico.

Through research, education and patient care, TTUHSC aims to promote a greater health environment for West Texas and beyond. We strive to decrease health disparities for rural populations and improve the health of the community through collaborations with area hospitals and health centers.

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