Source of table: online version of the WSJ article quoted and cited below.
(p. A3) The University of Oxford, the oldest in the English-speaking world, took the top spot in the latest World University Rankings, released annually by Times Higher Education. The English university dating to 1096 dethroned the California Institute of Technology, a small, private school in Pasadena that had ranked No. 1 for five-straight years, according to Times Higher Education, a London magazine that tracks higher education.
This is the first time a university outside the U.S. is No. 1 in the list’s 13-year history.
For the full story, see:
BECKIE STRUM. “U.S. Loses Top School Ranking to U.K.’s Oxford.” The Wall Street Journal (Thurs., Sept. 22, 2016): A3.
(Note: the online version of the story has the title “Oxford Tops List of World’s Best Universities.”)