Times Higher Education recognized the University of Oxford as the world's top university of 2016, snatching the top spot away from the California Institute of Technology, which had held the top rank since 2012 when it displaced Harvard University. This is the first year in the history of this ranking that a university from the UK has held the top spot.
The World University Ranking by the Times Higher Education assesses research-intensive universities of different countries around the world across four key missions: research, teaching, spreading new knowledge, and international outlook.
World university rankings are lists of higher education institutions ordered using a combination of indicators. Some rankings rely mainly on research indicators, while others place a great deal of emphasis on opinion based surveys. Up to now, there has been no ranking measuring the quality of the learning environment as well as research without relying on surveys and university data submissions. The CWUR ranking measures the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige of the faculty and the quality of their research could be constructed based solely on verifiable data. The results show that in addition to research...
Internationalcomparisons.org reviews tertiary education attainment, top universities per country, tertriary education expenditure, and think tanks per capita. The United States’ number of higher education graduates as a rate of the relevant population ranks 3rd to last among the nations surveyed and ranks 4th to last in tertiary education spending as a percent of GDP per capita.
This page explores enrollment, expenditure spent on, and test scores for basic education. Although the percent of GDP the United States spends on education is moderate in relations to the other countries, its Science and Math scores are ranked relatively poorly.
Costs of higher education continue to soar to new highs, while high school graduate programs promise the moon and a meteoric career. Meanwhile lots of high school graduates have forced into financial bondage to banks or even bankruptcy because of student loans. Does earning a degree pay off long-term?