Top 10 institutions in Maryland (#6)

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
Maryland 997.7 798.1
1 7 National Institutes of Health (NIH) 386.2 277.9
2 20 The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) 242.3 195.2
3 29 University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) 166.3 145.8
4 56 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 86.8 79.3
5 110 University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) 54.2 37.8
6 189 Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) 12.0 11.3
7 227 University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) 6.3 7.2
8 264 Universities Space Research Association (USRA) 5.7 4.8
9 266 Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI) 5.7 4.8
10 272 U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) 5.7 4.4