Harvard University holds top spot in annual Wall Street Journal college rankings

For the second year in a row, Harvard University held its number one spot in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education college rankings released earlier this week.

The Times Higher Education website reported that the Ivy League school achieved the joint highest score (tying Yale University and Duke University) in the outcomes pillar, which measured the graduation rate, the value added by the teaching at a college, graduate salary, and graduates’ ability to repay student debt.

Harvard also scored well on the resources pillar, which measures spending per student, faculty per student, and research papers per faculty member.

Other colleges that did well in the third annual rankings, which focus on student engagement, student outcomes, and learning environments, included the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Yale University, taking second and third spots, respectively.

The top public university in the rankings is the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), which came in 25th. 

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