LOYOLA’S HISTORY DEPT RANKS NEAR THE TOP!!
The National Research Council rankings and evaluation of more than 5,000 American graduate programs in 62 fields of study from 212 universities was released in September 2010. Loyola’s history department ranked right up there with some perennially top-ranked programs such as Wisconsin, Yale and UCLA.
The report includes two "ranges of rankings" for each program, and considerable data about faculty research productivity and student experiences. Loyola University Chicago’s History Department demonstrated impressive improvement, falling within a range of 33 to 64 out of 138 programs and roughly equal to the University of Wisconsin and Emory University. In the last such national evaluation in 1995, Loyola University Chicago was ranked 79.5 of 111 programs.
Loyola’s History Department was also among the top 35 programs (excluding History of Science programs) in faculty productivity. Loyola’s rate of 11.69 publications per faculty member placed the Department within the same range as Wisconsin (12.52), UCLA (12.28), Georgetown (12.23), Penn State (12.04), Yale (11.66), Emory (11.39), Michigan (11.25), Nebraska (10.66), and Illinois (10.52), and ahead of UC Berkeley (9.68), Southern California (9.55), Ohio State (9.34), Fordham (9.02), Boston College (8.53), Indiana (8.19), Illinois at Chicago (8.09), Northwestern (7.27) and Cornell (7.43).
An interactive site that allows you to compare all kinds of programs in various ways can be found at:
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