Texas A&M University ranks first among all public universities in the United States in a new international survey citing the 100 higher education institutions that produced the most current chief executives of the world’s largest companies.
The listings, first of its type, are titled the “Alma Mater Index: Global Executives” and published by London-based Times Higher Education.
While topping all public U.S. universities, Texas A&M placed 34th overall and 13th among U.S institutions. U. S. representation is dominated by private universities, headed by Harvard and Stanford.
The article accompanying the listings has a headline stating “Alma maters are key to alpha jobs” with a subhead explaining that the index shows “the link between a university’s reputation and successful business careers.”
The index lists the number of current CEOs for each institution and the combined revenues for the firms they head. Texas A&M is credited with having produced three current CEOs heading firms with combined revenue of $237.8 billion. That revenue total tops that of seven of the institutions ranked higher in the overall listings.
In compiling their list, Times Higher Education editors say they factored in the CEOs in the Fortune Global 500 list.
Their 100-university list includes 38 U.S. institutions, the most for any nation. China ranks second, with 15.
The complete list and accompanying article can be viewed at: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/DigitalEditions/thealmamater2013/index.html