Top 10 institutions in North Carolina (#9)

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
North Carolina 445.1 407.4
1 26 Duke University 162.9 156.1
2 27 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) 179.9 149.3
3 76 North Carolina State University (NCSU) 51.7 58.9
4 162 Wake Forest University (WFU) 19.4 16.2
5 281 E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company 3.5 4.1
6 283 University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) 7.2 4.1
7 305 University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) 3.0 3.2
8 331 East Carolina University (ECU) 1.4 2.6
9 363 Q² Solutions n/a 2.0
10 420 Research Triangle Institute International (RTI International) 2.6 1.5