These U.S. Colleges Are Among The Best in the World

New rankings published today have revealed the world's best universities.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 includes over 1,600 universities from 99 countries based on 13 performance indicators evaluating teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

While the University of Oxford took the top spot for a sixth consecutive year, the U.S. is now the most represented country on the list, with 57 of the top 200 institutions.

California Institute of Technology rose from fourth place in last year's ranking to come joint second with Harvard University, which was ranked in third place last year.

Eight out of the top ten colleges were in the United States with Stanford University dropping from second place last year to fourth for 2022, while Massachusetts Institute of Technology finished in joint fifth with the UK's Cambridge University.

Princeton University, University of California, Berkeley, Yale University and University of Chicago ranked seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth respectively.

Johns Hopkins University, the University of Pennsylvania and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) also made the top 20.

California Institute of Technology building
California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, came second on the World University Rankings Getty Images

Among the U.S.'s public universities, University of California, Berkeley was the top college on the list in eighth.

Other public institutions that made the list of the world's best colleges included University of California, Los Angeles in 20th, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 24th, the University of Washington in 29th, and University of California, San Diego in 34th.

According to data collected by Times Higher Education, graduates from joint second placed California Institute of Technology can expect to earn an average salary of $79,300 ten years after completing their studies, compared to $92,033 for Harvard graduates.

Harvard also boasts a 50:50 ratio of male to female students, while just 36 percent of California Institute of Technology students are female.

Of the U.S. colleges that made the top 20, University of California, Los Angeles had the highest proportion of female students with 55 percent.

University of California, Berkeley came sixth in the world on its research, with a score of 96 out of a possible 100 and had an overall score of 92 out of 100.

Other public colleges, University of California, Los Angeles, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, the University of Washington, and University of California, San Diego had overall scores of 86.7, 83.1, 79.8 and 77.7 respectively.

Of the public universities, graduates from University of California, Berkeley had the highest earning potential with an average salary of $62,433 ten years after graduation.