(USA TODAY) Research released Tuesday by QS World University Rankings shows that 6 of the top 10 colleges globally are located in the USA.
The other 4 spots in the top 10 are occupied by institutions in the United Kingdom. The U.K. has 3 colleges in the top 5.
Academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty-student ratio, citations per faculty and proportion of international students are among the indicators that QS uses to compile its rankings.
FULL LIST: QS World University Rankings 2013
COLLEGE RANKINGS: U.S. News & World Report
The top 10 global colleges are:
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
2. Harvard University
3. University of Cambridge (U.K.)
4. University College London (U.K)
5. Imperial College London (U.K.)
6. University of Oxford (U.K.)
7. Stanford University
8. Yale University
9. University of Chicago
10. California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAY