Top 10 institutions in Massachusetts (#2)

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
Massachusetts 1,914.0 1,656.7
1 1 Harvard University 897.4 747.0
2 3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 485.9 482.1
3 49 Boston University (BU) 113.4 93.6
4 92 University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMass Medical School) 70.4 46.6
5 99 Tufts University 48.9 42.7
6 101 University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) 77.4 42.6
7 112 Brandeis University 38.0 36.5
8 117 Northeastern University (NEU) 28.6 33.7
9 124 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) 26.9 29.6
10 131 Boston College (BC) 41.0 28.2