University of Memphis makes 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 10 subject areas

Nov. 2, 2020 — The University of Memphis is featured prominently in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, receiving a designation in 10 of the 11 subject areas the publication ranks. 

The UofM ranked 301-400 in the arts and humanities and psychology categories. Other UofM subjects ranked include education (401-500); business and economics (501-600); clinical and health (501-600); computer science (501-600); engineering (501-600); life sciences (501-600); social sciences (501-600); and physical sciences (1,001+).  

Since 2004, Times Higher Education has been providing trusted performance data on universities for students and their families, university academics, university leaders, governments and industry. The methodology for these rankings includes teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income. 

“The results of these latest world rankings are a testament to the tireless and innovative work of many talented people across our campus,” said UofM President M. David Rudd. “This demonstrates the positive direction in which we are heading as we continually become more visible across the globe. It is a special time to be at the University of Memphis, and it is great to have that recognized.” 

In September, the UofM was ranked among the world’s top universities overall for the first time in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The UofM was only one of three honored in the State of Tennessee along with Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee, and one of just 181 U.S. institutions ranked globally. 

The University also continued its climb among top public universities in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Rankings, as the UofM was placed in the top tier for national universities for the second consecutive year. In the 2020 rankings, the UofM moved up nine spots to No. 126 and is the No. 2-ranked public university in the State of Tennessee.