Rankings

U.S. News & World Report, Best Colleges Undergraduate-2018 Edition (released September, 2017)

  • #81 (tie) in National Universities
  • #33 (tie) in Top Public Schools
  • #46 in Best Value Schools (#5 Best Value among public schools)
  • #44 (tie) in Best Colleges for Veterans
  • #91 (tie) in Best Business Programs
  • #34 (tie) in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (at schools whose highest degree is a doctorate)
    • #11 (tie) in Biological / Agricultural Engineering
    • #17 (tie) in Chemical Engineering
    • #15 (tie) in Civil Engineering
    • #14 in Industrial/ Manufacturing Engineering
    • #16 (tie) in Materials Engineering
  • #128 (tie) in High School Counselor Rankings
  • Listed among “Academic Programs to Look For: Writing in the Disciplines”.

http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges (fee required for full access)

Population: Schools in the National Universities category offer a full range of undergraduate majors, plus master’s and doctoral programs. These colleges also are committed to producing groundbreaking research.

 

Princeton Review, The Best 382 Colleges 2018 Edition (released July 31, 2017)

  • Named to the “Colleges That Pay You Back” list
  • Named a “Best Southeastern College”
  • Best Health Services (#7)
  • Top 50 Game Design: Undergrad (#38)
  • Named a “Green College”

http://www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings/best-colleges (no fee, account creation required)
Methodology: https://www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings/best-colleges/faq

 

U.S. News Online Programs (released January 10, 2017)

  • 6th (tied) – Graduate Information Technology
  • 9th (tied) – Graduate Engineering
  • 18th (tied) MBA Program
  • #29th (tie) – Graduate Education Programs
  • 103rd (tie) – Bachelor’s Programs

http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education

 

Kiplinger’s Best College Values, 2017 (released December 2016)
Kiplinger’s bases its rankings on a combination of academics and affordability, including test scores, admission and retention rates, student-faculty ratios, graduation rates, and cost and financial aid. 

  • 18th, Public Colleges In-State
  • 9th, Public Colleges Out-of-State
  • 76th, All Colleges

http://www.kiplinger.com/tool/college/T014-S001-kiplinger-s-best-values-in-public-colleges/
Methodology: http://www.kiplinger.com/article/college/T014-C000-S002-how-we-rank-the-best-college-values-2017.html

 

Military Friendly Schools 2017 (released December 9, 2016)
The Military Friendly® brand is nationally recognized as being the original, trusted resource on post-military education and employment options for veterans and military families.

  • Top Ten #7 among Tier One Research institutions

http://militaryfriendly.com/schools/north-carolina-state-university/
Methodology: http://militaryfriendly.com/methodology/

 

Wall Street Journal / Times Higher Education College Rankings 2017 (released September 27, 2016)
“The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking is a ranking of universities and colleges designed to put graduate success and student learning
at its heart.”

  • #143 out of 1061 institutions nationally

http://www.wsj.com/news/types/journal-reports-college-rankings (password protected)
Methodology: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/wall-street-journal-times-higher-education-college-rankings-methodology

 

 

Forbes Top 21 STEM Colleges of 2016 (released July 7, 2016)

  • 20th (one of just four non-military public schools)

http://www.forbes.com/sites/cartercoudriet/2016/07/07/top-stem-colleges-of-2016/#4b68a0e0660c

 

U.S. News & World Report, Best Graduate Schools 2017 (released March 16, 2016)

  • 3rd (tie) Veterinary Medicine
  • 15th Statistics
  • 27th (tie) Best Engineering Schools
    • 6th Nuclear Engineering
    • 10th Biological/ Agricultural Engineering
    • 12th (tie) Industrial/ Manufacturing/ Systems Engineering
    • 15th (tie) Materials Engineering
    • 21st Chemical Engineering
    • 24th (tie) Civil Engineering
    • 26th (tie) Aerospace/ Aeronautical/ Astronautical Engineering
    • 29th (tie) Environmental/ Environmental Health Engineering
    • 34th (tie) Electrical/ Electronic/ Communications Engineering
    • 35th (tie) Mechanical Engineering
    • 36th (tie) Computer Engineering
    • 37th (tie) Biomedical Engineering/ Bioengineering
  • 45th (tie) Public Affairs
  • 48th (tie) Economics
  • 48th (tie) Computer Science
  • 51st (tie) Best Education Schools
    • 14th (tie) Higher Education Administration
  • 52nd (tie) Math
  • 52nd Best Business Schools
    • 34th (tie) Part-time MBA
  • 52nd Sociology
  • 54th (tie) Physics
  • 56th (tie) Chemistry
  • 60th (tie) Earth Sciences
  • 75th (tie) Biological Sciences
  • 78th (tie) Social Work
  • 101st (tie) Psychology

http://usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-graduate-schools/north-carolina-state-university-raleigh-199193 (fee required for full access)

Population and methodology vary by program. The news release is available at  http://www.usnews.com/info/blogs/press-room/articles/2016-03-16/us-news-releases-the-2017-best-graduate-schools

 

The Center for Measuring University Performance (MUP) Top American Research Universities (“Lombardi Rankings”) (2013 Annual Report, released February 13, 2015)
The MUP Center’s annual report offers analysis and data useful for understanding American research university performance. The report covers institutions that have federal research expenditures of at least $40 million and that fall within the top 25 on at least one of nine institutional measures.

  • Top 26-50 national (Top 26-50 public universities)
  • 37th Doctorates (26th – public universities
  • 50th Faculty Awards (30th – public universities)
  • 54th Total Research (33rd – public universities)
  • 54th Postdocs (29th – public universities)
  • 56th National Academy Members (30th – public universities)
  • 64th Annual Giving (40th – public universities)
  • 78th Federal Research (48th – public universities)
  • 108th Endowment Assets (40th – public universities)
  • 220th SAT Score (57th – public universities)

2013 Top American Research Universities Annual Report
Methodology: https://mup.asu.edu/DataNotes

 

National Science Foundation Rankings (released April 2015)
Academic institution rankings are based on the most recent federal data (2013) for number of earned doctorates, number of full-time graduate students
total federal obligations (funding) for science and engineering, and total R&D expenditures.

  • 20th in Full-time Graduate Students
  • 29th in Earned Doctorates
  • 51st in Total R&D Expenditures
  • 63rd in Total Federal Obligations (funding) for science and engineering

https://ncsesdata.nsf.gov/profiles/site?method=view&fice=2972

 

Global Rankings:

 

THE (Times Higher Education) World University Rankings 2018 (released September 5, 2017)
“The only international university performance tables to judge world class universities across all of their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.”

  • #251-300 tier overall ranking (tied for 72nd in the U.S.)

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings
Methodology: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/methodology-world-university-rankings-2018

 

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016 (released March 2017)
From the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. ARWU indicators include the number of Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, the number of Highly Cited Researchers, the number of articles published in Nature and Science, the number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index – Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and per capita performance.

  • #201-300 World Rank, #72-98 National Rank
  • #51-75 Engineering
  • #101-150 Life Sciences
  • #76-100 Mathematics
  • #151-200 Chemistry
  • #101-150 Computer Science
  • #101-150 Economics/Business

http://www.shanghairanking.com

 

QS World University Rankings 2017 (Subject rankings released March 8, 2017)

“The most widely read university comparison of their kind. First published in 2004, the ranking highlights more than 800 of the top universities in the world, based on six key performance indicators.”

  • 277th worldwide (#59 in the United States)
  • #21 for Veterinary Science
  • #23 for Agriculture & Forestry
  • #51-100 for Statistics & Operational Research
  • 101-150 for Environmental Sciences
  • #101-150 for Biological Sciences
  • #101-150 for Computer Science & Information Systems
  • #150 for Engineering and Technology
    • 101-150 for Engineering – Chemical
    • 101-150 for Engineering – Civil & Structural
    • 101-150 for Engineering – Electrical & Electronic
    • 101-150 for Engineering – Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing
  • #44 for Hospitality & Leisure Management

http://www.topuniversities.com/qs-world-university-rankings
Methodology: http://www.iu.qs.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/

 

U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities 2017 (released October 2016)

A ranking based on academic research performance and global and regional reputation.

  • #213 (tie) Best Global Universities
  • #32 Plant and Animal Science
  • #38 (tie) Agricultural Sciences
  • #59 Materials Science
  • #66 Mathematics
  • #110 (tie) Engineering
  • #115 (tie) Environment/Ecology
  • #118 Chemistry
  • #166 (tie) Geosciences
  • #185 (tie) Biology and Biochemistry
  • #186 Computer Science
  • #320 (tie) Social Sciences & Public Health
  • #347 Physics

http://www.usnews.com/education/best-global-universities
Methodology:  http://www.usnews.com/education/best-global-universities/articles/methodology

 

National Taiwan University Ranking (NTU Ranking)  (released October 10, 2015)
A measure of the performance of scientific papers from the world’s top research universities in the areas of research productivity, impact and excellence.

  • 192nd (tied) overall international ranking, 72nd U.S.
  • Plant & Animal Science: 20th world, 10th U.S.
  • Agriculture: 32nd world, 17th U.S.
    • Agricultural Sciences: 23rd world, 10th U.S.
  • Mathematics: 60th world, 27th U.S.
  • Engineering: 68th (tied) world, 21st U.S.
    • Civil Engineering: 66th world, 12th U.S.
    • Electrical Engineering: 118th world, 41st U.S.
    • Materials Science: 66th world, 19th U.S.
    • Mechanical Engineering: 56th world, 19th U.S.
  • Environment/ Ecology: 87th (tied) world, 36th (tied) U.S.
  • Chemistry: 97th world, 30th U.S.
  • Geoscience: 166th (tied) world, 53rd U.S.
  • Physics: 186th (tied) world, 58th (tied) U.S.
  • Life Sciences: 209th world, 80th (tied) U.S.

http://nturanking.lis.ntu.edu.tw/
Methodology: http://nturanking.lis.ntu.edu.tw/BackgroundMethodology/Methodology-enus.aspx

 

Ranking Web of Universities (released July 2015)
The Ranking Web, or Webometrics, is the largest academic ranking of Higher Education Institutions, performed by the Cybermetrics Lab (Spanish National Research Council, CSIC) to provide reliable, multidimensional, updated and useful information about the performance of more than 24,000 universities from all over the world based on their web presence and impact. 

  • 68th World Ranking
  • 48th National Ranking

http://www.webometrics.info/en

 

Past Rankings:

 

U.S. News & World Report, Best Colleges Undergraduate-2017 Edition (released September, 2016)

  • #38 (tie) in Top Public Schools
  • #59 (tie) in Best Colleges for Veterans
  • #92 (tie) in National Universities
  • #94 (tie) in Best Business Programs
  • #32 (tie) in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (at schools whose highest degree is a doctorate)
    • #10 in Biological / Agricultural Engineering
    • #11 in Environmental/ Environmental Health Engineering
    • #14 (tie) in Civil Engineering
    • #14 (tie) in Industrial/ Manufacturing Engineering
    • #16 in Chemical Engineering
    • #16 in Materials Engineering
  • 117th (tie) in High School Counselor Rankings
  • Listed among “Academic Programs to Look For: Writing in the Disciplines”.

http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges (fee required for full access)

Population: Schools in the National Universities category offer a full range of undergraduate majors, plus master’s and doctoral programs. These colleges also are committed to producing groundbreaking research.

 

THE (Times Higher Education) World University Rankings 2016-17 (released September 21, 2016)
“The only international university performance tables to judge world class universities across all of their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.”

  • #201-250 tier overall ranking

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings
Methodology: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/ranking-methodology-2016

 

Academic Ranking of World Universities (released August 15, 2015)
From the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. ARWU indicators include the number of Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, the number of Highly Cited Researchers, the number of articles published in Nature and Science, the number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index – Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and per capita performance.

  • #151-200 World Rank, #66-78 National Rank
  • #32 Engineering
  • #76-100 Mathematics
  • #101-150 Computer Science
  • #101-150 Economics/Business
  • #101-150 Life Sciences
  • #151-200 Chemistry
  • #151-200 Social Science

http://www.shanghairanking.com

 

QS World University Rankings 2015/16 (released September 2016)

“The most widely read university comparison of their kind. First published in 2004, the ranking highlights more than 800 of the top universities in the world, based on six key performance indicators.”

  • 277th worldwide (#59 in the United States)
  • #17 for Veterinary Science
  • #23 for Agriculture & Forestry
  • #51-100 for Statistics & Operational Research
  • 101-150 for Environmental Sciences
  • #151-200 for Biological Sciences
  • #151-200 for Chemistry
  • #151-200 for Computer Science & Information Systems
  • #151-200 for Economics & Econometrics
  • #151-200 for Education
  • #153 for Engineering and Technology
    • 101-150 for Engineering – Chemical
    • 101-150 for Engineering – Civil & Structural
    • 101-150 for Engineering – Electrical & Electronic
    • 101-150 for Engineering – Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing
  • 151-200 for Mathematics
  • 251-300 for English Language & Literature
  • #251-300 for Physics & Astronomy

http://www.topuniversities.com/qs-world-university-rankings
Methodology: http://www.iu.qs.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/

 

Princeton Review, The Best 381 Colleges 2017 Edition (released August 2016)

  • Named to the “Colleges That Pay You Back” list
  • Named a “Best Southeastern College”
  • Top 50 Game Design: Undergrad (#33)
  • Named a “Green College”

http://www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings/best-colleges (no fee, account creation required)
Methodology: http://www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings/how-it-works

 

QS World University Rankings 2015/16 (released September 2016)

“The most widely read university comparison of their kind. First published in 2004, the ranking highlights more than 800 of the top universities in the world, based on six key performance indicators.”

  • 277th worldwide (#59 in the United States)
  • #17 for Veterinary Science
  • #23 for Agriculture & Forestry
  • #51-100 for Statistics & Operational Research
  • 101-150 for Environmental Sciences
  • #151-200 for Biological Sciences
  • #151-200 for Chemistry
  • #151-200 for Computer Science & Information Systems
  • #151-200 for Economics & Econometrics
  • #151-200 for Education
  • #153 for Engineering and Technology
    • 101-150 for Engineering – Chemical
    • 101-150 for Engineering – Civil & Structural
    • 101-150 for Engineering – Electrical & Electronic
    • 101-150 for Engineering – Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing
  • 151-200 for Mathematics
  • 251-300 for English Language & Literature
  • #251-300 for Physics & Astronomy

http://www.topuniversities.com/qs-world-university-rankings
Methodology: http://www.iu.qs.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/

 

U.S. News Online Programs (2015)

  • 82nd (tie) – Bachelor’s Programs
  • #9 – MBA Program
  • #35 (tie) – Graduate Education Programs

http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education

 

Kiplinger’s Best College Values, 2016 (released December, 2015)
Kiplinger’s bases its rankings on a combination of academics and affordability, including test scores, admission and retention rates, student-faculty ratios, graduation rates, and cost and financial aid. 

  • 11th, Public Colleges In-State
  • 9th, Public Colleges Out-of-State
  • 75th, All Colleges

http://www.kiplinger.com/tool/college/T014-S001-kiplinger-s-best-values-in-public-colleges/
Methodology: http://www.kiplinger.com/article/college/T014-C000-S002-how-we-rank-the-best-college-values.html

 

U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities 2016 (released October 2015)

A ranking based on academic research performance and global and regional reputation.

  • 212th (tie) Best Global Universities
  • 35th Plant and Animal Science
  • 38th (tie) Agricultural Sciences
  • 55th (tie) Mathematics
  • 66th Materials Science
  • 116th (tie) Chemistry
  • 119th (tie) Environment/Ecology
  • 121st (tie) Engineering
  • 182nd (tie) Biology and Biochemistry

http://www.usnews.com/education/best-global-universities
Methodology:  http://www.usnews.com/education/best-global-universities/articles/methodology

 

THE (Times Higher Education) World University Rankings 2015-16 (released September 30, 2015)
“The only international university performance tables to judge world class universities across all of their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.”

  • #251-300 tier overall ranking

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings
Methodology: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/ranking-methodology-2016

 

U.S. News & World Report, Best Colleges Undergraduate-2016 Edition (released September, 2015)

  • 37th (tie) Top Public Schools
  • 50th Best Value Schools
  • 89th (tie) National Universities
  • 93rd (tie) Best Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (at schools whose highest degree is a doctorate)
    • 10th (tie) Best Undergraduate Biological / Agricultural Undergraduate Engineering Programs
    • 13th Best Industrial/ Manufacturing Undergraduate Engineering Programs
    • 15th (tie) Best Environmental/ Environmental Health Undergraduate Engineering Programs
    • 19th Best Undergraduate Chemical Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • 72nd (tie) Best Colleges for Veterans
  • 104th (tie) High School Counselor Rankings

http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges (fee required for full access)

Population: Schools in the National Universities category offer a full range of undergraduate majors, plus master’s and doctoral programs. These colleges also are committed to producing groundbreaking research.

 

Princeton Review, The Best 380 Colleges (released August 2015)

  • Listed among “Princeton Review’s 2015 Colleges That Pay You Back”
  • Named a “Best Southeastern College”
  • #9 Best Health Services
  • #25 Impact Schools
  • #25 Best Alumni Network
  • #15 Students Pack the Stadiums
  • Quality of Life rating – 93
  • Fire Safety rating – 97
  • Green rating – 97

http://www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings/best-colleges (no fee, account creation required)
Methodology: http://www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings/how-it-works

 

QS World University Rankings 2015/16 (released September 2015)

“The most widely read university comparison of their kind. First published in 2004, the ranking highlights more than 800 of the top universities in the world, based on six key performance indicators.”

  • 309th worldwide
  • #20 for Veterinary Science
  • #27 for Agriculture & Forestry
  • #153 for Engineering and Technology
    • #51-100 for Mechanical Engineering, Statistics & Operational Research
  • #101-150 for Environmental Studies, Civil & Structural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Materials Sciences
  • #151-200 for Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science & Information Systems, Education & Training, Mathematics
  • #301-400 for Physics & Astronomy

http://www.topuniversities.com/qs-world-university-rankings
Methodology: http://www.iu.qs.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/

 

U.S. News & World Report, Graduate Schools (released March 10, 2015)

  • 3rd Veterinary Medicine
  • 15th Statistics
  • 28th (tie) Best Engineering Schools
    • 8th (tie) Nuclear Engineering
    • 9th (tie) Biological/ Agricultural Engineering
    • 15th (tie) Industrial/ Manufacturing/ Systems Engineering
    • 18th (tie) Materials Engineering
    • 21st (tie) Chemical Engineering
    • 27th (tie) Environmental/ Environmental Health Engineering
    • 28th (tie) Aerospace/ Aeronautical/ Astronautical Engineering
    • 31st (tie) Civil Engineering
    • 37th (tie) Electrical/ Electronic/ Communications Engineering
    • 39th (tie) Mechanical Engineering
    • 41st (tie) Biomedical Engineering/ Bioengineering
    • 46th (tie) Computer Engineering
  • 48th Economics
  • 48th Computer Science
  • 52nd Best Education Schools
  • 52nd Math
  • 52nd Sociology
  • 53rd Public Affairs
    • 21st Nonprofit Management
  • 54th Physics
  • 56th Chemistry
  • 60th Earth Sciences
  • 70th (tie) Best Business Schools
    • 103rd (tie) Part-time MBA
  • 75th Biological Sciences
  • 79th Social Work
  • 101st Psychology

http://premium.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools (fee required for full access)

Population and methodology vary by program. The news release is available at http://www.usnews.com/info/blogs/press-room/2015/03/10/us-news-announces-the-2016-best-graduate-schools

 

U.S. News & World Report, Best Colleges Undergraduate-2015 Edition (released September, 2014)

  • 95th in National Universities Ranking
  • 43rd in Public National Doctoral Universities Ranking
  • 18th Best Colleges for Veterans
  • 31st Overall in Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • 46th Best in “Great Schools, Great Prices”

http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges (fee required for full access)

Population: Regionally accredited colleges or universities with a total enrollment of at least 200 students. Does not include institutions where the undergraduate student population consists almost entirely of nontraditional students, or institutions that offer most or all of their degrees in fine arts, performing arts, business, or engineering.

 

U.S. News & World Report, Graduate-2014 (released March, 2014)

  • 11 Graduate Programs among Top 30 Universities
  • 29th in Overall Graduate Engineering
    • 31st in Graduate Aerospace Engineering
    • 10th in Biological and Agricultural Engineering
    • 20th in Graduate Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    • 22nd in Graduate Civil Engineering
    • 27th in Graduate Computer Engineering
    • 34th in Graduate Electrical Engineering
    • 30th in Graduate Environmental Engineering
    • 12th in Graduate Industrial Engineering
    • 21st in Graduate Materials Engineering
    • 40th in Graduate Mechanical Engineering
    • 8th in Graduate Nuclear Engineering
    • 34th in Biomedical Engineering (joint degree program with UNC-CH)
  • 48th in Computer Science
  • 65th in Business (up from 88th)
  • 61st Part-Time MBA (up from 73rd)
  • 51st in Education (up from 79th)
  • 48th in Economics
  • 52nd in Mathematics
  • 54th in Physics
  • 75th in Biological Sciences
  • 56th in Chemistry
  • 15th in Graduate Statistics
  • 79th in Social Work
  • 53rd in Public Affairs
  • 21st in Non-Profit Management
  • 52nd in Sociology
  • 101st in Psychology
  • 3rd in Veterinary Medicine (tie)
  • 1st in Textiles (2007, no recent listing for Textiles)

http://premium.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools (fee required for full access)

 

U.S. News & World Report Global Rankings (released October 2014)

  • 213th Best Global Universities
  • Subject Rankings
    • Agricultural Sciences (44th)
    • Materials Science (61st)
    • Mathematics (64th)
    • Plant and Animal Science (31st)

http://www.usnews.com/education/best-global/universities

Methodology: The overall Best Global Universities rankings encompass the top 500 institutions spread out across 49 countries. The first step in producing these rankings, which are powered by Thomson Reuters InCitesTM research analytics solutions, involved creating a pool of 750 universities that was used to rank the top 500 schools. To be included in the 750, an institution had to first be among the top 200 universities in the results of Thomson Reuters’ global reputation survey. Next, an institution had to be among those that had published the most number of articles during the most recent five years, de-duplicated with the top 200 from the reputation survey.

 

U.S. News & World Report, Best Colleges Undergraduate-2014 Edition (released September, 2013)

  • 101th in National Universities Ranking
  • 47th in Public National Doctoral Ranking
  • 5th Best Overall Public University Value
  • 8th Overall (6th Public) on “Up and Comers List”
  • 32nd Overall (17th Public) in Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • 5th in Undergraduate Biological / Agricultural Engineering

http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges (fee required for full access)

Population: Regionally accredited colleges or universities with a total enrollment of at least 200 students. Does not include institutions where the undergraduate student population consists almost entirely of nontraditional students, or institutions that offer most or all of their degrees in fine arts, performing arts, business, or engineering.


National Taiwan University Ranking, NTU Ranking – Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities (released September, 2014)

  • 210th overall international ranking
  • Top 50 among the fields reported on among all US Universities Exception of Physics (76th), Geoscience (66)
  • Top 25 among US universities in:
    • Ag Sciences (9th)
    • Plant/ Animal Sciences (9th)
    • Chemical Engineering (14th)
    • Material Engineering (19th)
    • Mechanical Engineering (25th)
  • Other Strong showings:
    • Civil Engineering (26th)
    • Mathematics (30th)
    • Chemistry (33rd)

http://nturanking.lis.ntu.edu.tw/

Population: The Ranking system employs bibliometric methods to analyze and rank the scientific paper performances of the world’s top 500 universities. Of more than 4,000 research institutions listed in Essential Science Indicators (ESI), this ranking system first selected top 700 institutions based on the number of published journal articles and number of citations, later removing the non-university institutions.


Rankings Web of Universities (released September, 2014)

  • 49th in North America

http://www.webometrics.info/en/North_america

Population: The Ranking Web correlates highly with other Rankings, especially those based on research results. It has fairly large coverage as it ranks more than 20,000 universities worldwide and also the university missions.

 

Ranking Web of World Universities, 2013 (posted July 2013)

  • 54th in Web Presence in North America
  • 64th in Web Presence in World

http://www.webometrics.info/

Population: Sixteen thousand higher-education institutions worldwide. Web presence measures activity and visibility of the institutions on the Internet and is a good indicator of impact and prestige of universities. Rank summarizes the global performance of the university, provides information for candidate students and scholars, and reflects commitment to the dissemination of scientific knowledge.


Princeton Review, The Best Values Colleges 2014 (released January 2014)

  • 4th in Best Overall Public University Value

http://www.princetonreview.com/best-value-colleges.aspx

Methodology: http://www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings/colleges-that-pay-you-back

 

Princeton Review, The Best 378 Colleges (released August 2013)

  • 6th in Best Overall Public University Value
  • Named a “Best Southeastern College”
  • Quality of Life rating – 92
  • Fire Safety rating – 93
  • Green rating – 92
  • Best College Newspaper – #17
  • Best College Health Service – #11

Princeton Review NC State Specific Pages (no fee, account creation required)

http://www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings.aspx

Population: Best Value Colleges for 2013 were selected based upon institutional data and student opinion surveys collected from Fall 2011 through Fall 2012.


Kiplinger Magazine, 2015 (released December, 2014)
Kiplinger’s bases its rankings on a combination of academics and affordability, including test scores, admission and retention rates, student-faculty ratios, graduation rates, and cost and financial aid. 

  • 12th in Best Value for In-State

http://www.kiplinger.com/fronts/special-report/college-rankings
Methodology: http://www.kiplinger.com/article/college/T014-C000-S002-how-we-rank-the-schools.html

 

QS World University Rankings 2014/15 (updated September, 2014)

  • 388th in overal ranking

http://www.topuniversities.com/qs-world-university-rankings

First compiled in 2004, the QS World University Rankings currently considers over 2,000 institutions and ranks over 800.  The top 400 are ranked individually.

 

QS World University Rankings 2013/14 (updated September, 2013)

  • 304th in overal ranking

http://www.topuniversities.com/qs-world-university-rankings

First compiled in 2004, the QS World University Rankings currently considers over 2,000 institutions and ranks over 800.  The top 400 are ranked individually.


Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Ranking of World Universities (AWRU) (released August, 2014)

  • 151-200 Overall Ranking
  • 38th Engineering
  • 101-150 Life Sciences
  • 101-150 Social Sciences
  • 76-100 Mathematics
  • 101-150 Computer Science
  • 101-150 Economics and Business

Released by Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University

http://www.shanghairanking.com/index.html (See site for methodology and full report.)

 

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2013 Report Shanghai Jiao Tong University, (released November 2012)

  • #151-200 tier overall

http://www.shanghairanking.com/ARWU2013.html

ARWU considers every university that has any Nobel Laureates, Fields Medalists, Highly Cited Researchers, or papers published in Nature or Science. In addition, universities with significant amount of papers indexed by Science Citation Index-Expanded (SCIE) and Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) are also included. In total, more than 1000 universities are actually ranked and the best 500 are published on the web.  See: http://www.shanghairanking.com/ARWU-Methodology-2013.html


THE (Times Higher Education) World University Rankings 2012-13 Report (released October 2012)

  • #301-350 tier overall ranking

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2012-13/world-ranking/region/north-america

Methodology: The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012-2013 are the only global university performance tables to judge research-led universities across all their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. See: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2012-13/world-ranking/methodology.


The Center for Measuring University Performance (“Lombardi Rankings”), 2011 Report (released August, 2012)

  • 31st among Public American Research Universities
  • 26th among Public Universities in Total Research Expenditures
  • 30th among Public Universities in National Academy Memberships by Faculty
  • 43rd among Public Universities in Endowment Assets
  • 37th among Public Universities in Faculty Awards
  • 23rd among Public Universities in Number of Awarded Doctorates
  • 47th among Public Universities in Annual Giving

http://mup.asu.edu/ (no fee required)

Population: Institutions with more than $20 million in federal research expenditures. Medical schools are defined as institutions accredited by the American Medical Association.


National Science Foundation, 2009 (released July 2011)

  • 47th in Total Research & Development Expenditures (Table 27)
  • 74th in Federally Financed R&D Expenditures (Table 28)
  • 20th in Industry Financed R&D Expenditures (Table 30)

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf11313/content.cfm?pub_id=4065&id=2

Population: Accredited U.S. Universities offering programs in science and engineering.


Links

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
Association of Research Libraries
Center for World Class Universities
Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Kiplinger Magazine
Land-Grant Universities
Medical Schools
Public Universities
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Princeton Review College Rankings
Ranking Web of World Universities
The Center for Measuring University Performance (“Lombardi”)
U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Direct Questions to Office of Institutional Research and Planning  – Nancy Floyd (ndfloyd@ncsu.edu)