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OSU places highly in latest World University Rankings

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Media Contact: Jordan Bishop | Editor, Department of Brand Management | 405-744-9782 |

Oklahoma State University had programs in several areas garner significant standing in the 12th annual “QS World University Rankings by Subject,” released Wednesday.

The report — compiled by international higher education think-tank Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) — analyzes 15,200 individual university programs, taken by students at 1,543 universities in 88 locations across the world, across 51 academic disciplines.

OSU placed in 10 academic disciplines: Hospitality and Leisure Management; Petroleum Engineering; Agriculture and Forestry; Economics and Econometrics; Engineering - Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing; Environmental Sciences; Business and Management Studies; Physics and Astronomy; Biological Sciences; and Medicine.

The report listed the superlatives for OSU in each category. 

In Academic Reputation, OSU’s Hospitality and Leisure Management scored the highest among OSU disciplines with a 51.6 rating. 

In Employer Reputation, the university’s best performance came in Agriculture and Forestry where it earned a score of 68.9. 

For Citations per Paper, Business and Management Studies led with an 87.7 score. The same area also saw the highest posting for H-Index, charting an 87.4 mark.

“We are proud to see these programs recognized for their quality in these prestigious international rankings,” said Dr. Randy Kluver, associate provost and dean of the School of Global Studies and Partnerships. “They attest to the overall quality of education and research at OSU on a global stage.”

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