Rankings of graduate
and professional programs
by the National Research Council, professional and disciplinary
associations, and others
Target 7a: Increase to 8 the number of graduate/professional
programs in the top quartile of National Research Council rankings
by the next ranking.
The University had five programs ranked in the top (first)
quartile in the National Research Councils last report
(1995). Those programs were physiology (91st percentile), pharmacology
(85th percentile), psychology (81st percentile), biochemistry
and molecular biology (76th percentile), and political science
(75th percentile). Rankings are updated every 10 years; thus,
there is no ranking for 2001-02.
Target 7b: Increase to 30 the number of disciplinary
rankings in the top 10.
Disciplinary rankings in top 10
During 2001-02, the University had 23 disciplines in
the top 10, the same as for the previous two years. Data include
U.S. News & World Report and the National Communication