Top 10 institutions in Illinois (#5)

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
Illinois 938.6 791.3
1 17 Northwestern University (NU) 292.3 211.5
2 19 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) 230.0 197.0
3 23 The University of Chicago (UChicago) 173.2 166.7
4 45 Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) 98.1 97.2
5 79 University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) 68.2 56.1
6 153 Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) 13.6 17.9
7 200 Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (SIU) 9.4 10.2
8 251 Loyola University Chicago (LUC) 3.8 5.5
9 269 Rush University 8.0 4.5
10 314 Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) 4.4 2.9