BALTIMORE (WJZ) — U.S. News & World Report has ranked five Maryland universities among the best on Earth.

The annual rankings were released on Tuesday and compared 1,250 schools across 75 countries.

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Johns Hopkins University was ranked the best college in Maryland, with an overall ranking of 12th in the world.

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“Schools that prioritize quality academic research remain at the top of the rankings,” U.S. News Chief Data Strategist Robert Morse said in a release.

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