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These Houston institutions rank among the best universities in the world

These Houston institutions rank among the world's best universities

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is No. 85 in the Center for World University Rankings for 2016. Photo courtesy of MD Anderson

The biggest hub for higher education in Texas has been named among the best universities 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, with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, at No. 85. UT Austin hooks the highest ranking at the No. 32 spot, followed by University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, at No. 75.

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

Two other Houston institutions rank among the top 200 in the world, with Rice University at No. 114, followed by Baylor College of Medicine at No. 115.  The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and the University of Houston are ranked 232 and 233 respectively.

Other Texas institutions on the list are Texas A&M University (98), Southern Methodist University (142), University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (235), University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (363),  University of Texas at Dallas (425), Texas Tech University (492), University of Texas at Arlington (592) and University of Texas at San Antonio (696), University of North Texas (748), and University of Texas El Paso (967).