According to Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), the world’s largest international higher education network, McGill’s Faculty of Education has ranked 26th in the world for the organization’s 2021 university subject rankings. Each of the subject rankings is compiled using four sources. The first two of these are QS’s global surveys of academics and employers, which are used to assess institutions’ international reputation in each subject. The second two indicators assess research impact, based on research citations per paper and h-index (which measures productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar) in the relevant subject. Apart from the 26th place ranking, other high marks for McGill Education included:
- Citations per Paper, where Education garnered the highest score with 94.3.
- Education was also McGill’s top performer in h-Index, receiving a mark of 91.
QS's rankings place a total of 32 McGill subjects in the top 50 worldwide.