October 18, 2013

Texas A&M Ranks First Among Public U. S. Universities In New Global CEO Alma Mater Index

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 the Alma Mater Index website.


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7 Comments to Texas A&M Ranks First Among Public U. S. Universities In New Global CEO Alma Mater Index

  1. Awesome!! The World University Ranking of A&M is 156 in the same ranking. We are not even in the top 100.

  2. Proud and Worried Aggie on October 18th, 2013
  3. What are the 3 companies headed by Aggies?

  4. Nick on October 18th, 2013
  5. Academy Sports & Outdoors is one

  6. Adam Thornton on October 21st, 2013
  7. One is Saudi Aramco – not sure of the other two

  8. Garrett on October 21st, 2013
  9. First post: Longhorn detected. (aka “Proud and worried Aggies)

  10. Real Aggie on October 21st, 2013
  11. Lowry Mays at Clear Channel?
    Graham Weston at Rackspace?
    These guys are chairmen of the companies, but not CEO. They’re the CEO’s boss.

  12. Sully on October 22nd, 2013
  13. Pepsi is also mostly headed by Aggies

  14. Ag11 on October 22nd, 2013
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