Top 10 institutions in California (#1)

The leading institutions for high-quality science in the United States, ordered by weighted fractional count (WFC) for 2016. Also shown are WFC for 2012, the change in WFC between 2012 and 2016, and the 2016 article count (AC). The top 10 states are ranked by summing the WFC for all institutions in each state. The top 10 institutions in each state are shown (see A guide to the Nature Index, page S26).

State Rank Country Rank Institution WFC
2012
WFC
2016
Change in WFC
2012–2016
California 3,558.7 3,067.3
1 2 Stanford University 482.0 506.1
2 4 University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley) 357.8 315.1
3 6 University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) 346.4 278.8
4 10 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) 268.4 252.7
5 12 University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) 320.5 244.9
6 22 University of California San Francisco (UCSF) 224.2 177.7
7 24 University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) 227.7 160.7
8 28 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) 149.8 146.6
9 32 University of California Irvine (UCI) 141.3 134.0
10 34 The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) 193.5 131.9