The Open University Rankings: World, National & Subject Ranks

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Updated on - Apr 20th, 2022 | 08:30 AM By Venushree Agarwal

The Open University is the first British university to offer distance learning in higher education. Many organizations recognize OU degrees as equivalent to degrees of other British universities. Here are some of the rankings given below: 

The Open University Ranking Highlights

The Open University has been ranked by good international ranking agencies. Here’s a gist of the rankings it has received:

  • QS World University rankings 2021 has ranked this university as 301st
  • Times Higher Education overall ranking: 601-800
  • Young University Rankings 2021 for The Open University is 91st.
  • US News and World Report Rankings: 706 

The Open University World Rankings

The Open University is a world-class university with numerous student-friendly facilities, great management, and top-rated subjects. Listed below are the world rankings of the university.

Ranked By World Ranking 2021
Times Higher Education 351-400
QS World University Rankings 301
US News and World Report Rankings 580
Centre for World University Rankings 690

The Open University National Rankings

The Open University is ranked 48th at the national level by the Centre of the World University Rankings. US News and World Report Rankings have ranked it 252nd in the best global university in Europe and 43rd in the United Kingdom. QS Global world rankings 2021 has ranked it 35th in the UK.

The Open University Rankings by Subject

The Open University is one of the top-ranked universities in the UK. Let us look at a few subject rankings by the US News and World Report Rankings

Subject Ranking
Engineering 235
Energy and Fuels 241
Chemistry 597
Physics 482