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OSU places high among ranking of worldwide universities

Hal Hermanson
OSU was the highest rated university in Oregon, according to the rankings.

Oregon State University was ranked among the world’s top 300 universities by a consulting firm that rated nearly 20,000 higher education institutions around the globe.

The United Arab Emirates-based Center for World University Rankings says it grades schools based on "quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty, and research performance without relying on surveys and university data submissions."

With a ranking of 273, OSU was the highest rated school in Oregon, according to the list, followed closely by OHSU in Portland at 276. The University of Oregon was ranked at 410 worldwide.

The highest-ranked school in the Pacific Northwest was the University of Washington, with a 25th-place ranking, The highest-ranked university worldwide was Harvard. The highest-ranked school outside the United States was the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, at number 4.

Chris Lehman has been reporting on Oregon issues since 2006. He joined the KLCC news department in December, 2018 and became News Director in March, 2023. Chris was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and graduated from Temple University with a degree in journalism. His public broadcasting career includes stops in Louisiana and Illinois. Chris has filed for national programs including “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”