National universities

Name State Sector 2015-16 2014-15 2010-11 Annual change Change since 2010-11
Princeton University NJ private 1 1 2 0 1
Harvard University MA private 2 2 1 0 -1
Yale University CT private 3 3 3 0 0
Columbia University NY private 4 4 4 0 0
Stanford University CA private 4 4 5 0 1
University of Chicago IL private 4 4 9 0 5
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA private 7 7 7 0 0
Duke University NC private 8 8 9 0 1
University of Pennsylvania PA private 9 8 5 -1 -4
California Institute of Technology CA private 10 10 7 0 -3
Johns Hopkins University MD private 10 12 13 2 3
Dartmouth College NH private 12 11 9 -1 -3
Northwestern University IL private 12 13 12 1 0
Brown University RI private 14 16 15 2 1
Cornell University NY private 15 15 15 0 0
Vanderbilt University TN private 15 16 17 1 2
Washington University in St. Louis MO private 15 14 13 -1 -2
Rice University TX private 18 19 17 1 -1
University of Notre Dame IN private 18 16 19 -2 1
University of California-Berkeley CA public 20 20 22 0 2
Emory University GA private 21 21 20 0 -1
Georgetown University DC private 21 21 21 0 0
Carnegie Mellon University PA private 23 25 23 2 0
University of California-Los Angeles CA public 23 23 25 0 2
University of Southern California CA private 23 25 23 2 0
University of Virginia VA public 26 23 25 -3 -1
Tufts University MA private 27 27 28 0 1
Wake Forest University NC private 27 27 25 0 -2
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor MI public 29 29 29 0 0
Boston College MA private 30 31 31 1 1
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill NC public 30 30 30 0 0
New York University NY private 32 32 33 0 1
University of Rochester NY private 33 33 37 0 4
Brandeis University MA private 34 35 34 1 0
College of William and Mary VA public 34 33 31 -1 -3
Georgia Institute of Technology GA public 36 35 35 -1 -1
Case Western Reserve University OH private 37 38 41 1 4
University of California-Santa Barbara CA public 37 40 39 3 2
University of California-Irvine CA public 39 42 41 3 2
University of California-San Diego CA public 39 37 35 -2 -4
Boston University MA private 41 42 56 1 15
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute NY private 41 42 41 1 0
Tulane University LA private 41 54 51 13 10
University of California-Davis CA public 41 38 39 -3 -2
University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign IL public 41 42 47 1 6
University of Wisconsin-Madison WI public 41 47 45 6 4
Lehigh University PA private 47 40 37 -7 -10
Northeastern University MA private 47 42 69 -5 22
Pennsylvania State University PA public 47 48 47 1 0
University of Florida FL public 47 48 53 1 6
University of Miami FL private 51 48 47 -3 -4
Ohio State University OH public 52 54 56 2 4
Pepperdine University CA private 52 54 53 2 1
University of Texas-Austin TX public 52 53 45 1 -7
University of Washington WA public 52 48 41 -4 -11
Yeshiva University NY private 52 48 50 -4 -2
George Washington University DC private 57 54 51 -3 -6
University of Connecticut CT public 57 58 69 1 12
University of Maryland at College Park MD public 57 62 56 5 -1
Worcester Polytechnic Institute MA private 57 68 64 11 7
Clemson University SC public 61 62 64 1 3
Purdue University-West Lafayette IN public 61 62 56 1 -5
Southern Methodist University TX private 61 58 56 -3 -5
Syracuse University NY private 61 58 55 -3 -6
University of Georgia GA public 61 62 56 1 -5
Brigham Young University-Provo UT private 66 62 75 -4 9
Fordham University NY private 66 58 56 -8 -10
University of Pittsburgh PA public 66 62 64 -4 -2
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities MN public 69 71 64 2 -5
Texas A&M University-College Station TX public 70 68 63 -2 -7
Virginia Tech VA public 70 71 69 1 -1
American University DC private 72 71 79 -1 7
Baylor University TX private 72 71 79 -1 7
Rutgers-New Brunswick NJ public 72 70 64 -2 -8
Clark University MA private 75 76 86 1 11
Colorado School of Mines CO public 75 88 72 13 -3
Indiana University-Bloomington IN public 75 76 75 1 0
Michigan State University MI public 75 85 79 10 4
Stevens Institute of Technology NJ private 75 76 86 1 11
University of Delaware DE public 75 76 75 1 0
University of Massachusetts-Amherst MA public 75 76 99 1 24
Miami University-Oxford (Ohio) OH public 82 76 79 -6 -3
Texas Christian University TX private 82 76 99 -6 17
University of California-Santa Cruz CA public 82 85 72 3 -10
University of Iowa IA public 82 71 72 -11 -10
Marquette University WI private 86 76 75 -10 -11
University of Denver CO private 86 88 86 2 0
University of Tulsa OK private 86 88 93 2 7
Binghamton University-SUNY NY public 89 88 86 -1 -3
North Carolina State University-Raleigh NC public 89 95 111 6 22
Stony Brook-State University of New York NY public 89 88 99 -1 10
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry NY public 89 76 79 -13 -10
University of Colorado-Boulder CO public 89 88 86 -1 -3
University of San Diego CA private 89 95 94 6 5
University of Vermont VT public 89 85 94 -4 5
Florida State University FL public 96 95 104 -1 8
St. Louis University MO private 96 99 86 3 -10
University of Alabama AL public 96 88 79 -8 -17
Drexel University PA private 99 95 86 -4 -13
Loyola University Chicago IL private 99 106 117 7 18
University at Buffalo-SUNY NY public 99 103 120 4 21
Auburn University AL public 102 103 85 1 -17
University of Missouri MO public 103 99 94 -4 -9
University of Nebraska-Lincoln NE public 103 99 104 -4 1
University of New Hampshire NH public 103 99 104 -4 1
University of Oregon OR public 103 106 111 3 8
University of Tennessee TN public 103 106 104 3 1
Illinois Institute of Technology IL private 108 116 111 8 3
Iowa State University IA public 108 106 94 -2 -14
University of Dayton OH private 108 103 99 -5 -9
University of Oklahoma OK public 108 106 111 -2 3
University of San Francisco CA private 108 106 117 -2 9
University of South Carolina SC public 108 113 111 5 3
University of the Pacific CA private 108 116 99 8 -9
Clarkson University NY private 115 121 124 6 9
Duquesne University PA private 115 116 120 1 5
Temple University PA public 115 121 132 6 17
University of Kansas KS public 115 106 104 -9 -11
University of St. Thomas MN private 115 113 124 -2 9
University of Utah UT public 115 129 129 14 14
University of Arizona AZ public 121 121 120 0 -1
University of California-Riverside CA public 121 113 94 -8 -27
Catholic University of America DC private 123 116 120 -7 -3
DePaul University IL private 123 121 136 -2 13
Michigan Technological University MI public 123 116 117 -7 -6
Seton Hall University NJ private 123 126 136 3 13
Colorado State University CO public 127 121 124 -6 -3
New School NY private 127 135 139 8 12
Arizona State University AZ public 129 129 143 0 14
Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge LA public 129 129 124 0 -5
University at Albany-SUNY NY public 129 126 143 -3 14
University of Arkansas AR public 129 135 132 6 3
University of Illinois-Chicago IL public 129 149 143 20 14
University of Kentucky KY public 129 129 129 0 0
George Mason University VA public 135 138 143 3 8
Hofstra University NY private 135 135 139 0 4
Howard University DC private 135 145 104 10 -31
Ohio University OH public 135 129 124 -6 -11
Oregon State University OR public 135 138 139 3 4
New Jersey Institute of Technology NJ public 140 149 139 9 -1
Rutgers-Newark NJ public 140 126 143 -14 3
University of Cincinnati OH public 140 129 156 -11 16
University of Mississippi MS public 140 149 143 9 3
University of Texas-Dallas TX public 140 145 143 5 3
Washington State University WA public 140 138 111 -2 -29
Kansas State University KS public 146 142 132 -4 -14
Missouri University of Science and Technology MO public 146 138 129 -8 -17
St. John Fisher College NY private 146 142 * -4 N/A
Illinois State University IL public 149 142 156 -7 7
Oklahoma State University OK public 149 145 132 -4 -17
San Diego State University CA public 149 149 183 0 34
University of Alabama-Birmingham AL public 149 149 151 0 2

National liberal arts colleges

Name State Sector 2015-16 2014-15 2010-11 Annual change Change since 2010-11
Williams College MA private 1 1 1 0 0
Amherst College MA private 2 2 2 0 0
Swarthmore College PA private 3 3 3 0 0
Bowdoin College ME private 4 5 6 1 2
Middlebury College VT private 4 7 4 3 0
Pomona College CA private 4 5 6 1 2
Wellesley College MA private 4 4 4 0 0
Carleton College MN private 8 8 8 0 0
Claremont McKenna College CA private 9 8 11 -1 2
Davidson College NC private 9 11 9 2 0
United States Naval Academy MD public 9 13 16 4 7
Haverford College PA private 12 8 9 -4 -3
Vassar College NY private 12 11 12 -1 0
Hamilton College NY private 14 15 18 1 4
Harvey Mudd College CA private 14 15 18 1 4
Smith College MA private 14 19 14 5 0
Washington and Lee University VA private 14 14 14 0 0
Wesleyan University CT private 14 15 12 1 -2
Colby College ME private 19 15 23 -4 4
Colgate University NY private 19 22 21 3 2
Grinnell College IA private 19 19 18 0 -1
United States Military Academy NY public 22 24 16 2 -6
Macalester College MN private 23 24 26 1 3
Oberlin College OH private 23 23 23 0 0
Bates College ME private 25 19 21 -6 -4
Bryn Mawr College PA private 25 27 30 2 5
Colorado College CO private 25 27 26 2 1
Kenyon College OH private 25 30 32 5 7
Barnard College NY private 29 32 26 3 -3
Scripps College CA private 29 24 23 -5 -6
United States Air Force Academy CO public 29 27 * -2 N/A
Bucknell University PA private 32 32 30 0 -2
College of the Holy Cross MA private 32 34 32 2 0
University of Richmond VA private 32 30 32 -2 0
Mount Holyoke College MA private 35 41 26 6 -9
Pitzer College CA private 36 35 46 -1 10
Lafayette College PA private 37 35 38 -2 1
Skidmore College NY private 38 37 41 -1 3
Union College NY private 38 41 41 3 3
Dickinson College PA private 40 37 47 -3 7
Franklin and Marshall College PA private 40 37 41 -3 1
Whitman College WA private 40 37 38 -3 -2
Occidental College CA private 43 44 36 1 -7
Trinity College CT private 43 45 36 2 -7
Bard College NY private 45 45 38 0 -7
Centre College KY private 45 45 47 0 2
Soka University of America CA private 45 41 * -4 N/A
Connecticut College CT private 48 45 41 -3 -7
Gettysburg College PA private 48 50 47 2 -1
Sewanee-University of the South TN private 48 45 32 -3 -16
DePauw University IN private 51 51 51 0 0
Furman University SC private 51 51 41 0 -10
Rhodes College TN private 51 54 47 3 -4
St. Olaf College MN private 51 54 51 3 0
Denison University OH private 55 51 51 -4 -4
St. John's College MD private 55 56 166 1 111
Lawrence University WI private 57 59 67 2 10
Sarah Lawrence College NY 57 59 * 2 N/A
Wheaton College IL private 57 56 55 -1 -2
St. Lawrence University NY private 60 56 55 -4 -5
Beloit College WI private 61 61 55 0 -6
College of Wooster OH private 61 69 71 8 10
Earlham College IN private 61 73 75 12 14
Hobart and William Smith Colleges NY private 61 61 67 0 6
Wabash College IN private 61 61 58 0 -3
Kalamazoo College MI private 66 64 71 -2 5
Agnes Scott College GA private 67 73 67 6 0
Berea College KY private 67 69 67 2 0
Hillsdale College MI private 67 69 88 2 21
Wheaton College MA private 67 69 59 2 -8
Willamette University OR private 67 64 59 -3 -8
Allegheny College PA private 72 81 93 9 21
Illinois Wesleyan University IL private 72 73 62 1 -10
Knox College IL private 72 81 75 9 3
Lewis & Clark College OR private 72 77 75 5 3
Muhlenberg College PA private 72 64 75 -8 3
Spelman College GA private 72 81 59 9 -13
University of Puget Sound WA private 72 81 81 9 9
Austin College TX private 79 89 81 10 2
Gustavus Adolphus College MN private 79 64 79 -15 0
St. John's University (MN) MN private 79 73 62 -6 -17
College of the Atlantic ME private 82 99 131 17 49
Hendrix College AR private 82 81 81 -1 -1
New College of Florida FL public 82 87 99 5 17
St. Mary's College IN private 82 96 93 14 11
Thomas Aquinas College CA private 82 77 71 -5 -11
Transylvania University KY private 82 81 88 -1 6
Virginia Military Institute VA public 82 64 62 -18 -20
Wofford College SC private 82 77 62 -5 -20
College of St. Benedict MN private 90 89 81 -1 -9
Luther College IA private 90 89 81 -1 -9
Southwestern University TX private 90 87 62 -3 -28
Bennington College VT private 93 89 122 -4 29
Cornell College IA private 93 105 81 12 -12
Millsaps College MS private 93 89 93 -4 0
Reed College OR private 93 77 54 -16 -39
St. Mary's College of Maryland MD public 93 89 88 -4 -5
Ursinus College PA private 93 * 71 N/A -22
Westmont College CA private 93 96 99 3 6
Albion College MI private 100 99 111 -1 11
Hope College MI private 100 99 88 -1 -12
St. John's College NM private 100 89 187 -11 87
Washington and Jefferson College PA private 100 96 101 -4 1
Washington College MD private 100 105 93 5 -7
Augustana College IL private 105 105 88 0 -17
Juniata College PA private 105 105 81 0 -24
St. Michael's College VT private 105 99 93 -6 -12
Hampden-Sydney College VA private 108 105 111 -3 3
Hollins University VA private 108 112 105 4 -3
Lake Forest College IL private 108 120 105 12 -3
Ohio Wesleyan University OH private 108 99 105 -9 -3
Drew University NJ private 112 99 79 -13 -33
Goucher College MD private 112 105 111 -7 -1
Siena College NY private 112 113 114 1 2
St. Anselm College NH private 112 120 122 8 10
Coe College IA private 116 120 101 4 -15
Hanover College IN private 116 113 114 -3 -2
Ripon College WI private 116 113 105 -3 -11
Stonehill College MA private 116 105 105 -11 -11
Birmingham-Southern College AL private 120 124 93 4 -27
Calvin College MI private 120 116 101 -4 -19
Concordia College-Moorhead MN private 120 129 137 9 17
Linfield College OR private 120 124 105 4 -15
Susquehanna University PA private 120 116 114 -4 -6
Randolph-Macon College VA private 125 124 131 -1 6
Westminster College PA private 125 116 119 -9 -6
Berry College GA private 127 129 122 2 -5
Eckerd College FL private 127 124 137 -3 10
Goshen College IN private 127 129 137 2 10
Presbyterian College SC private 127 124 119 -3 -8
Principia College IL private 127 139 127 12 0
St. Norbert College WI private 127 123 127 -4 0
Whittier College CA private 127 133 137 6 10
Grove City College PA private 134 139 127 5 -7
McDaniel College MD private 134 129 122 -5 -12
Central College IA private 136 139 144 3 8
Houghton College NY private 136 139 137 3 1
Illinois College IL private 136 155 158 19 22
Marlboro College VT private 136 * * N/A N/A
Salem College NC private 136 148 166 12 30
University of Minnesota-Morris MN public 136 139 152 3 16
Wells College NY private 136 148 144 12 8
Alma College MI private 143 139 137 -4 -6
Nebraska Wesleyan University NE private 143 148 152 5 9
Roanoke College VA private 143 133 158 -10 15
Simpson College IA private 143 139 144 -4 1
Wartburg College IA private 143 159 152 16 9
Centenary College of Louisiana LA private 148 148 * 0 N/A
Moravian College PA private 148 133 131 -15 -17
Morehouse College GA private 148 133 127 -15 -21
University of North Carolina-Asheville NC public 148 159 158 11 10
Westminster College MO private 148 159 166 11 18
Wittenberg University OH private 148 139 114 -9 -34

*There was a change in the school’s classification, the school was listed as “unranked” or “second tier,” or comparable information could not be located.

SOURCE: U.S. News and World Report.