The University of Wisconsin-Madison was ranked 10th among public institutions in U.S. News & World Report’s latest college rankings, according to a release from the university.

UW-Madison ranks 44th in a six-way tie overall. Last year, UW-Madison ranked 11th among public universities and 41st overall in a six-way tie.

The rankings, released Tuesday, include more than 310 national doctoral universities.

"We know that UW-Madison provides a quality education and experience for our students," Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf said in the release. "While rankings are only one measure of a university's performance, we realize many students and families pay close attention to them in helping make decisions about college."

The rankings are based on retention, graduation rates, academic reputation, financial resources, faculty resources and student selectivity, according to the release.