WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A British company that specializes in
information about higher education and careers has ranked the Purdue College of
Agriculture sixth among agricultural institutions worldwide.
Quacquarelli Symonds ranks learning institutions in 31
categories based on several metrics.
“This ranking is testimony to the hard work of College of
Agriculture faculty, staff and students and the support we receive from the
University, stakeholders, partners and alumni,” said Jay Akridge, Glenn W.
Sample Dean of Agriculture.
“We are committed to providing an exceptional education for
our students and to high-impact discovery and engagement that addresses
society’s most important challenges. Recognitions such as this QS ranking
illustrate the impact our people have.”
Universities are ranked based on four main criteria: the
number of times research publications from the institution were cited by other
researchers in professional journals; the opinions of other academics in the
field; the opinions of employers in the field; and the “H-index,” a quantitative
and qualitative measurement of research paper output.
Purdue’s College of Agriculture placed behind the University
of California at Davis, Wageningen University in the Netherlands, Cornell
University, the University of Wisconsin and Texas A&M University.
Other U.S. universities that made the top 25 are Oregon
State, 8; Penn State, 9; Iowa State, 10; North Carolina State, 14; Michigan
State, 16; Illinois, 17; Florida, 23; and Colorado State, 24.
The full ranking is available at