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New report ranks these Texas universities among best in the world

New report ranks these Texas universities among best in the world

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UT Austin is the No. 32 best university in the world according to new rankings. Photo via Tex.org

The biggest hub for higher education in Texas has been named among the best 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 at No. 32, followed by Dallas' University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, at No. 75, and Houston's University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, at No. 85. UT Austin fell two spots from the previous year.

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, while publications, influence, citations, broad impact, and patents were weighted at 5 percent each.

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.