2016 tables: Institutions - life sciences - academic

The 2016 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2015 Count 2015
1 Harvard University, United States of America (USA) 639.66 1,545
2 Stanford University, United States of America (USA) 280.37 630
3 Yale University, United States of America (USA) 205.43 430
4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America (USA) 200.65 730
5 University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), United States of America (USA) 199.11 509
6 University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), United States of America (USA) 183.69 491
7 University of Pennsylvania (Penn), United States of America (USA) 176.93 421
8 Johns Hopkins University (JHU), United States of America (USA) 165.37 420
9 Columbia University in the City of New York (CU), United States of America (USA) 155.85 437
10 University of Michigan (U-M), United States of America (USA) 153.99 378
11 Duke University, United States of America (USA) 144.68 383
12 University of Washington (UW), United States of America (USA) 144.08 408
13 University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States of America (USA) 143.75 349
14 Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), United States of America (USA) 143.22 322
15 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States of America (USA) 142.85 385
16 Cornell University, United States of America (USA) 140.08 406
17 New York University (NYU), United States of America (USA) 119.51 322
18 The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern Medical Center), United States of America (USA) 118.84 252
19 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), United States of America (USA) 117.42 233
20 The University of Chicago (UChicago), United States of America (USA) 109.66 290
21 Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), United States of America (USA) 100.51 269
22 The Rockefeller University, United States of America (USA) 99.54 239
23 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), United States of America (USA) 98.86 278
24 Vanderbilt University (VU), United States of America (USA) 88.36 210
25 University of California, Davis (UC Davis), United States of America (USA) 85.40 229
26 Northwestern University (NU), United States of America (USA) 81.20 221
27 University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), United States of America (USA) 80.60 222
28 Princeton University, United States of America (USA) 78.76 150
29 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States of America (USA) 74.96 225
30 University of Minnesota (UMN), United States of America (USA) 71.03 202
31 Emory University, United States of America (USA) 68.61 179
32 University of Southern California (USC), United States of America (USA) 65.95 208
33 University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMass Medical School), United States of America (USA) 65.04 221
34 California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States of America (USA) 64.55 130
35 The Ohio State University (OSU), United States of America (USA) 63.41 168
36 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), MSHS, United States of America (USA) 60.75 237
37 Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein), United States of America (USA) 60.15 172
38 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), United States of America (USA) 52.91 138
39 Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), United States of America (USA) 51.71 136
40 The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), United States of America (USA) 51.14 112
41 Boston University (BU), United States of America (USA) 50.29 200
42 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (RU), United States of America (USA) 49.55 143
43 The University of Utah (Utah), United States of America (USA) 49.26 163
44 Indiana University (IU), United States of America (USA) 49.08 160
45 The University of Iowa (UI), United States of America (USA) 46.57 112
46 The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), United States of America (USA) 44.21 111
47 University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz), United States of America (USA) 42.67 126
48 University of Florida (UF), United States of America (USA) 42.33 141
49 University of California, Irvine (UCI), United States of America (USA) 42.07 117
50 Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), United States of America (USA) 40.53 101
51 University of Cincinnati (UC), United States of America (USA) 39.70 123
52 State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNY Stony Brook), United States of America (USA) 38.37 117
53 Texas A&M University (TAMU), United States of America (USA) 37.73 103
54 The University of Georgia (UGA), United States of America (USA) 35.76 87
55 University of Virginia (UVA), United States of America (USA) 34.81 105
56 University of Rochester (UR), United States of America (USA) 33.75 83
57 University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder), United States of America (USA) 33.54 88
58 University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), United States of America (USA) 31.43 96
59 University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), United States of America (USA) 30.44 98
60 The University of Arizona (Arizona), United States of America (USA) 30.29 88
61 Brown University, United States of America (USA) 29.15 80
62 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), United States of America (USA) 28.49 112
63 The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), United States of America (USA) 28.31 95
64 Purdue University, United States of America (USA) 27.83 64
65 Dartmouth College, United States of America (USA) 27.21 80
66 University of Miami (UM), United States of America (USA) 26.38 77
67 University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), United States of America (USA) 25.93 94
68 University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), United States of America (USA) 25.61 82
69 University of California, Riverside (UCR), United States of America (USA) 24.18 59
70 University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), United States of America (USA) 24.07 64
71 Michigan State University (MSU), United States of America (USA) 22.89 82
72 University of Connecticut (UConn), United States of America (USA) 22.31 69
73 Thomas Jefferson University (TJU), United States of America (USA) 22.26 52
74 Tufts University, United States of America (USA) 22.10 100
75 Brandeis University, United States of America (USA) 21.86 39
76 Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), United States of America (USA) 21.32 52
77 North Carolina State University (NCSU), United States of America (USA) 21.23 86
78 The University of Oklahoma (OU), United States of America (USA) 20.87 58
79 University of Kentucky (UK), United States of America (USA) 20.86 66
80 Temple University, United States of America (USA) 18.87 60
81 University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (SUNY UB), United States of America (USA) 18.61 52
82 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), United States of America (USA) 17.51 66
83 Arizona State University (ASU), United States of America (USA) 17.38 56
84 The University of Kansas (KU), United States of America (USA) 17.35 74
85 Louisiana State University (LSU), United States of America (USA) 16.87 52
86 The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio), United States of America (USA) 16.83 48
87 Colorado State University, United States of America (USA) 15.69 50
88 University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), United States of America (USA) 15.44 35
89 Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), United States of America (USA) 15.36 51
90 Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), United States of America (USA) 15.18 37
91 Florida State University (FSU), United States of America (USA) 15.04 48
92 The University of New Mexico (UNM), United States of America (USA) 14.82 60
93 University of Oregon (UO), United States of America (USA) 14.73 29
94 State University of New York Upstate Medical University (SUNY Upstate Medical University), United States of America (USA) 14.51 32
95 University of Notre Dame (ND), United States of America (USA) 14.15 33
96 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), United States of America (USA) 13.63 44
97 The City University of New York (CUNY), United States of America (USA) 13.58 60
98 Washington State University (WSU), United States of America (USA) 13.56 46
99 University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), United States of America (USA) 13.46 35
100 Augusta University, United States of America (USA) 13.36 33

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