PISCATAWAY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 01: The Rutgers Scarlet Knights enter the field to take on the Fresno State Bulldogs at Rutgers Stadium on September 1, 2008 in Piscataway, New Jersey. Fresno State won 24-7.

New Jersey is where you want to be for education.

According to a new report by U.S. News & World published on Tuesday (Oct. 25), out of 2,000 universities from 90 countries, 280 were in the United States, and seven were in New Jersey. The rankings are made to help students accurately compare institutions around the world.

The listings measure a university’s global and regional research reputation and academic research performance. They are broken down into these categories:

  • Global research reputation (12.5%)
  • Regional research reputation (12.5%)
  • Publications (10%)
  • Books (2.5%)
  • Conferences (2.5%)
  • Normalized citation impact (10%)
  • Total citations (7.5%)
  • Number of publications that are among the 10% most cited (12.5%)
  • Percentage of total publications that are among the 10% most cited (10%)
  • International collaboration – relative to country (5%)
  • International collaboration (5%)

U.S. News has been ranking the United States separately for nearly 40 years, and this ranking shows how United States universities stand on the global stage.

Last year, the United States had the most universities on the list, with 271. This year it came in second, with 280, after China, with 338.

Take a look at the seven New Jersey universities that made the list:

Please note: Rankings below are listed in the reverse order leaving the highest-ranked New Jersey school listed last.