The highest ranked categories for Tec de Monterrey were academic reputation, employment outcomes, and employer reputation.
By José Longino Torres | CONECTA National News Desk - 06/04/2024 Photo Daniela Iturbe

The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2025 have ranked Tecnológico de Monterrey 185th in the world.

It is one of the most important university rankings in the world because of the methods it uses and the volume of information it processes to create its rankings.

In these rankings, the Tec is the university listed as #7 in Latin America and #2 in Mexico. The Tec is ranked #30 in the world among private universities.

More than 5,600 higher education institutions from 106 countries were evaluated for 2025, and 1,503 universities entered the rankings. Mexico has 32 ranked universities.


Tec de Monterrey was ranked 185th in the world. Photo: Daniela Iturbe 
Profesor Tec con estudiante

The Tec ranked among the top 200 universities in the world

David Garza, Rector and Executive President of Tec de Monterrey, thanked those who work at the institution for contributing to its position in this year’s QS rankings.

“A special thanks to the professors, researchers, and employees of Tecnológico de Monterrey for their dedication to work that impacts the teaching, research, and impact of the institution.

“Thanks to this, our students become graduates who make their alma mater proud,” he said.

Feniosky Peña-Mora, Executive Vice President of Research at Tecnológico de Monterrey, highlighted the Tec’s position in the rankings.

“Tec de Monterrey’s position in the QS World University Rankings highlights how our commitment to scientific and applied research is recognized on a global level.

“It not only promotes knowledge but also adds value to the education we provide and has a significant impact on society,” Peña said.


The ranking evaluation criteria

The 21st ranking undertaken by British evaluation firm QS included the following criteria with their respective weightings:

  • Academic Reputation (30%)
  • Citations per Faculty (20%)
  • Employer Reputation (15%)
  • Employment Outcomes (5%)
  • Faculty-Student Ratio (10%)
  • International Faculty (5%)
  • International Students (5%)
  • International Research Network (5%)
  • Sustainability (5%)


The Tec’s strengths

The institution’s strongest categories in this year’s rankings were:

- Employment Outcomes

The Tec was ranked 43rd worldwide in this ranking criterion.

- Employer Reputation

This is the highest-ranked category for Tec de Monterrey: 47th in the world.

- Academic Reputation

In the Academic Reputation category, the institution was ranked 149th in the world.

Other metrics

This is how Tec de Monterrey fared in the other categories included in the rankings:

  • Faculty-Student Ratio: 223rd
  • Sustainability: 291st
  • International Faculty: 589th
  • International Research Network: 670th
  • International Students: 701st and beyond
  • Citations per Faculty: 701st and beyond

The complete methodology used for the rankings can be found here.




According to these rankings, the Tec is the #2 university in Mexico. Photo: Daniela Iturbe
Tec de Monterrey

The best universities in Mexico

  1. National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
  2. Tecnológico de Monterrey
  3. Pan-American University (UP)
  4. Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM)
  5. Colegio de Mexico


The best universities in the world

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - United States of America*
  2. Imperial College London - United Kingdom
  3. University of Oxford - United Kingdom
  4. Harvard University - United States of America
  5. University of Cambridge - United Kingdom

*The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has achieved a record 13 consecutive years of being ranked #1 in the world.


The QS World University Rankings

These rankings, which have been carried out since 2004, are produced by the renowned British evaluation firm QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited, which also publishes:

  • QS World University Rankings by Subject
  • QS Best Student Cities
  • QS Regional rankings: Arab Region, Asia, BRICS, EECA, and Latin America
  • QS Sustainability Rankings

To see the complete list, click here.






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