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University of Colorado at Boulder 9/28/2010
Twenty CU-Boulder Doctoral Programs in Top 20 or Top 20 Percent in NRC Study
CU-Boulder programs with overall rankings as high as the top 20 or top 20% in their field (N = 20 total) 
Program  Best overall rank Best overall percentile rank N programs ranked in field
Programs ranked as high as the top 5 or top 5% in their field (N=8)  
Geography 2 4% 49
Aerospace Engineering Sciences 2 6% 31
Integrative Physiology 4 6% 63
Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences 4 12% 34
Psychology 6 3% 236
Mechanical Engineering 6 5% 127
Civil Engineering 7 5% 130
Physics 8 5% 160
Programs ranked as high as the top 10 or top 10% in their field (N=6)  
Applied Mathematics 6 18% 33
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences 7 14% 50
Chemical Engineering 8 8% 106
Spanish 8 13% 60
Chemistry and Biochemistry (rank in field Chemistry) 12 7% 178
Geology 13 9% 140
Programs ranked as high as the top 20 or top 20% in their field (N=6)  
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 11 12% 94
Theatre 12 44% 27
Linguistics 13 25% 52
Neuroscience (joint PhD program)  15 16% 94
Philosophy 15 17% 90
Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (ranked in field Cell and Developmental Biology) 21 17% 122
Other CU-Boulder findings and results (including this table), with detail on the top 20, are at 
www.colorado.edu\pba\nrc\FindingsResults.htm
This table was released with summary statement on 9/28/2010

 

Last revision 09/28/10


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