Private Universities are doing great - Are U.S. Public Universities falling behind?

For the first time, neither of the top two institutions in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, which came out this week, is in the U.S.
Given that Times Higher Education magazine is also based in England and a significant part of its ranking is based on a reputation survey conducted among academics, 1 you may wish to take this result with a grain of salt.
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/artic...falling-behind