According to US News ranking,

University is locally the 5th.
Source : 
King Khalid University, Media Center.

King Khalid University has recently obtained the 5th place among the Saudi Universities, according to the American ranking "US News" for the year 2014. In fact, ranking depends on the performance of universities in the field of academic research.

According to the ranking, the university comes after the King Saud University, the University of King Abdul Aziz, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, and the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. Moreover, the university occupied the 27th place among 91 Arabian Universities and educational institutes.

Ranking results were announced during the World Innovation Summit for Education-WISE, whose sessions and activities were launched in Doha on November the 4th 2014. It included rankings of the best universities in the Arab region, according to the Foundation of "US News & World Report", which is considered a leading entity in the field of providing analysis and educational classifications. The foundation's Headquarter is in the United States of America.

Actually, "US News" rankings for the best universities in the Arab region for 2014 allow students and their parents to make accurate comparisons between those educational institutions. The educational Institutions includes 91 Universities in 16 different countries. Also, there is the separate rankings in 16 areas, including majors, such as Engineering Science, Medicine, Mathematics, Computer, and Social Sciences.