U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Arizona's civil engineering program among the top 100 in the world, recognizing the university as one of the world's elite research institutions once again.
Civil engineering tied at spot 91 overall. In addition, the program ranked second for international collaboration relative to country, a measurement of how many papers from the department contain international co-authors. It also was No. 52 for percentage of highly cited civil engineering papers that are among the top 1% most cited.
The University of Arizona ranked No. 85 out of 1,500 higher education institutions across 81 countries in the 2020 Best Global Universities ranking. UArizona was No. 44 among universities in the U.S. and No. 21 among public universities.
The university's overall score of 70.6 represents an increase over last year's score of 69.7.
"The University of Arizona is recognized throughout the world as a premier academic research institution," said UArizona President Robert C. Robbins. "That reputation is due entirely to the consistently excellent work of our faculty and research staff and the university's long-standing commitment toward supporting world-class scholarship and research across all fields of study."