The rankings are based on 15 key indicators that assess colleges in four areas: outcomes, resources, engagement and environment.
The annual report also gave UW–Madison high rankings in undergraduate engineering, business, computer science programs and nursing.
“The Monthly’s rankings are crafted to push institutions of higher learning to be engines of upward mobility, scientific progress, and democratic participation,” the magazine explains.
The university has risen to 31st in the world and 21st in the United States in the Academic Ranking of World Universities. UW–Madison is the second-highest ranked Big Ten school, behind only the University of Michigan.
Overall, the university has risen to 65th among 797 public and private colleges in the latest Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education rankings.
Highly ranked programs include business, computer science, insurance/risk management and engineering. UW–Madison was also recognized for "best value" and "best for veterans."
Washington Monthly’s annual list is based on research, social mobility, and community and national service. THE's rankings measure teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison is once again ranked highly in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, coming in at 32nd in the world and 23rd in the United States.
The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) uses seven indicators to rank the world’s universities without relying on surveys and university data submissions.
Highlights include the School of Education ranking fourth nationwide (tied for first among public universities), and the School of Pharmacy ranking seventh.
The school is one of 200 included in the 2020 edition of "The Best Value Colleges: 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment."
UW–Madison ranked 23rd overall, as well as fifth in research expenditures and third in the number of science and engineering PhDs awarded.
The Center for World University Rankings uses seven indicators to rank the world’s universities without relying on surveys and university data submissions.