MCW Ranked in Top 100 Universities with the Best Student-to-Faculty Ratio

March 14, 2016  |  Awards & Recognition, MCW News

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has been named the world’s top university with the best student-to-faculty ratio according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. The rankings feature the top 100 universities with the best student-to-faculty ratios from 23 regions across North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

08202014mcw-18-528x352Universities with a total student population of no more than 5,000 students claimed the best student-to-faculty ratio, including MCW, which has a population of 1,245 students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 0.6, making it the number one university on THE’s league table
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“At MCW, we prepare students to become tomorrow’s physicians, scientists, pharmacists, health care providers and health leaders with a commitment to continuous learning and the skills to adapt to the advances that will come in biomedical research and healthcare delivery,” said John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, MCW’s President and CEO. “Our student-to-faculty ratio allows for unprecedented individualized attention, providing structured support to students, helping them to become leaders in their chosen field.”

As an advanced degree institution focused on the health sciences, MCW has a smaller student population than is typically found at a college or university with an undergraduate population. MCW employs 1,620 faculty members which includes approximately 1,500 faculty physicians who teach medical students and physicians in residency training, while also providing patient care and conducting medical research. MCW’s physician practice group is the nation’s seventh largest academic medical practice group.

“Our people are our most valuable resource and the greatest contributor to our success, and the faculty at MCW are outstanding. MCW could not function without the exceptional faculty who educate and train our students to become highly effective patient care providers, innovative pioneers in medical research and respected leaders in their communities,” says Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, executive vice president of MCW and dean of the school of medicine. “This award is even more impressive when we consider that our faculty consistently rank among the top physicians and research scientists in the country.”

The top 100 universities are listed within the 600 best universities in the overall THE World University Rankings, and all have at most nine students for every faculty member. The student-to-faculty ratio is one of the 13 indicators used to create the THE World University Rankings, and is an indication of a university’s capacity to provide an educational environment with a high level of interaction, engagement and support for students.

“Student-to-faculty ratios do not tell you everything you need to know about the student experience on a university campus, but they do give you a solid and simple indication of which universities are best equipped to provide small class sizes and offer the kind of close, personal supervision that students need to get the most out of their university education. So this new data release, extracted from the overall THE World University Rankings, is designed to help to inform student choice, and to celebrate the universities best placed to support them,” said Phil Baty, editor, THE World University Rankings.

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