Here are a list of other terms which are used in the discussion and dissemination of rankings.
1. How we report on the number of institutions in our analyses and rankings.
|When an institution has been 'nominated' by an academic or employer in our Global Reputation Surveys. See Survey Nominations Procedure.
|Institutions that have been deemed as eligible and for which we have data to be evaluated.
|Institutions which met the specific inclusion criteria for the ranking (e.g. World University Ranking) and received an estimated rank in the analysis.
Those which were analyzed and met the publication threshold for the ranking, i.e. were published.
The number of institutions we publish depends on many factors, including but not limited to market needs, robustness of datasets, statistical significance of the difference between ranks, etc. For example, in QS University Rankings by Subject, we may publish 50% and more of analyzed institutions in Medicine, but less than 10% in Mining Engineering.
A worked example of the above could be:
10,000 institutions nominated
8,000 of those institutions evaluated as eligible
5,000 of those institutions met the analytical thresholds for the ranking
3,000 of those institutions were ranked (published)