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September 30, 2010

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Immunology and Infectious Disease

The National Research Council assessed programs according to 21 different criteria. Here are the NRC's five major ratings summarizing those criteria. For a detailed explanation, see our FAQ.

S-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they are strong in the criteria that scholars say are most important.
Research: Derived from faculty publications, citation rates, grants, and awards.
Students: Derived from students' completion rates, financial aid, and other criteria.
Diversity: Reflects gender balance, ethnic diversity, and the proportion of international students.
R-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they have similar features to programs viewed by faculty as top-notch.
Institution, program S-Rank High S-Rank Low Research High Research Low Students High Students Low Diversity High Diversity Low R-Rank High R-Rank Low
Baylor College of Medicine
Immunology
3 24 5 45 28 68 1 5 15 51
Boston U.
Immunology, Pathology, & Microbiology
52 75 39 72 68 76 16 41 37 67
Brown U.
BIOMED: Pathobiology
11 49 24 67 9 42 4 12 10 36
Case Western Reserve U.
Pathology
5 32 7 43 19 54 34 59 10 34
Cornell U.
Immunology
31 66 38 72 17 54 17 37 41 67
Cornell U.
Weill Grad School of Medical Sci - Immunology
15 60 8 51 21 70 27 53 8 38
Drexel U.
Microbiology and Immunology
39 71 37 73 3 37 27 59 60 77
Duke U.
Immunology
8 45 8 52 11 54 32 57 28 61
Duke U.
Pathology
6 40 8 54 5 45 13 32 22 65
Emory U.
Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis (IMP)
5 33 3 35 6 30 60 73 4 12
George Washing-
ton U.

Microbiology and Immunology
26 73 6 51 14 77 75 78 13 62
Harvard U.
DMS- Immunology
2 19 2 17 39 66 39 62 1 6
Indiana U.-Purdue U. Indianapolis
Microbiology and Immunology
11 49 11 58 10 42 14 33 11 35
Iowa State U.
Immunobiology
26 65 45 74 3 24 12 32 42 68
Iowa State U.
Veterinary Pathology
69 77 77 78 6 39 38 66 60 74
Johns Hopkins U.
Immunology
27 68 12 57 12 61 52 69 11 38
Johns Hopkins U.
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
24 64 13 56 45 74 16 36 12 53
Johns Hopkins U.
Pathobiology
9 52 4 40 35 74 17 38 21 60
Kansas State U.
Pathobiology
66 77 69 77 14 51 70 77 70 78
Michigan State U.
Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation
62 77 67 77 30 71 2 10 62 78
Montana State U. at Bozeman
VTMB
48 76 7 57 70 77 42 66 44 74
New York U.
Medical Parisitology/ Sackler
21 64 21 68 6 47 1 6 20 60
North Carolina State U.
Immunology
57 77 52 76 12 70 11 28 63 77
Oregon Health and Science U.
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
41 72 18 65 48 73 47 68 26 58
Purdue U. Main Campus
Veterinary Pathobiology
41 71 18 64 77 78 50 70 69 78
Stanford U.
Immunology
2 7 2 13 34 74 12 30 2 11
Thomas Jefferson U.
Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis
31 69 12 58 45 72 70 77 36 64
Tufts U.
Immunology
17 58 17 64 24 61 19 48 18 53
U. of Alabama at Birmingham
Pathology
4 34 5 43 16 50 33 57 9 27
U. of Arizona
Immunobiology
20 59 40 73 5 36 35 60 31 65
U. of California at Berkeley
Immunology
4 28 2 23 29 72 26 53 3 13
U. of California at Berkeley
Infectious Diseases and Immunity
7 43 3 35 60 76 14 37 8 27
U. of California at Davis
Comparative Pathology
24 63 32 72 16 55 19 39 16 50
U. of California at Davis
Immunology
17 56 26 68 15 47 3 10 25 58
U. of California at Los Angeles
Immunology & Infectious Disease
2 20 2 24 45 72 38 60 2 10
U. of Chicago
Immunology
5 33 5 39 13 54 38 60 3 11
U. of Chicago
Pathology
5 38 9 52 6 58 7 19 8 28
U. of Cincinnati Main Campus
Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine
15 57 9 55 1 11 10 25 16 46
U. of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
Immunology
23 64 11 62 34 65 30 53 16 44
U. of Connec-
ticut

Biomed Sci: Immunology
28 66 19 62 14 62 54 71 37 64
U. of Florida
Medical Sciences: Immunology and Microbiology
30 66 18 63 11 41 44 67 19 49
U. of Georgia
Infectious Diseases
33 66 34 71 1 15 13 31 33 64
U. of Georgia
Veterinary Pathology
8 40 35 73 1 9 20 44 53 72
U. of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign

Pathobiology
54 77 59 76 53 72 1 7 58 75
U. of Iowa
Immunology
28 66 15 58 24 69 73 78 20 55
U. of Louisville
Microbiology & Immunology
13 50 36 72 1 8 7 16 25 60
U. of Massachu-
setts at Worcester

Immunology and Virology
13 53 7 49 33 70 57 74 12 39
U. of Miami
Microbiology and Immunology
9 42 17 62 14 52 6 16 29 64
U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Immunology
3 27 3 30 3 38 66 77 10 39
U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Molecular and Cellular Pathology
2 12 4 33 1 14 46 70 12 37
U. of Minnesota-
Twin Cities

Comparative and Molecular Biosciences
19 61 18 65 7 35 35 59 39 68
U. of Minnesota-
Twin Cities

Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology
16 54 9 51 15 54 40 65 9 30
U. of Missouri at Columbia
Pathobiology Area Program
63 76 67 77 36 67 8 19 64 77
U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Pathology
29 64 28 69 9 40 44 66 28 58
U. of North Texas Health Science Center
Microbiology and Immunology
40 72 48 76 15 63 1 5 68 78
U. of Pennsyl-
vania

Biomed Grad Studies-Immunology
4 29 4 39 9 44 50 70 2 10
U. of Pittsburgh Main Campus
Immunology
13 53 9 56 3 30 49 71 15 51
U. of Pittsburgh Main Campus
Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
16 50 20 64 19 57 17 42 12 48
U. of Rochester
Pathology
56 75 55 75 27 68 49 67 54 76
U. of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and U. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Immunology
13 51 8 48 26 64 56 72 24 56
U. of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and U. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Molecular Pathology
11 47 11 54 15 69 6 15 31 63
U. of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Immunology
18 60 20 66 42 71 13 32 12 40
U. of Utah
Experimental Pathology
40 68 46 74 5 33 65 75 35 65
U. of Washing-
ton

Immunology
9 45 4 37 42 72 68 77 16 48
U. of Washing-
ton

Pathobiology
14 56 14 61 43 71 14 35 13 44
U. of Washing-
ton

Pathology
17 53 13 57 32 69 67 76 16 44
U. of Wisconsin at Madison
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
33 69 22 69 23 57 30 52 38 68
Uniformed Services U. of the Health Sciences
Emerging Infectious Diseases
66 77 46 74 37 66 31 57 55 73
Vanderbilt U.
Microbiology & Immunology
5 31 6 43 6 33 33 56 8 28
Virginia Common-
wealth U.

Pathology
77 78 61 77 62 78 24 51 41 76
Virginia Tech
Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences
13 51 32 70 1 17 21 43 30 65
Wake Forest U.
Microbiology and Immunology
26 66 19 67 22 64 15 39 24 59
Washing-
ton State U.

Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology
39 71 14 59 74 77 28 51 45 71
Washing-
ton U. in St. Louis

Immunology
2 23 2 24 30 67 38 64 3 10
Wayne State U.
Immunology and Microbiology
56 77 40 75 9 40 15 38 39 69
Wayne State U.
Pathology
52 74 61 76 37 74 5 14 68 78
Yale U.
Experimental Pathology
38 69 29 69 3 59 46 66 35 66
Yale U.
Immunobiology
1 1 1 1 19 67 63 75 1 2
Methodology: This interactive tool is based on rankings developed by the NRC. For a complete explanation of the methods the research council used, go to its site; registration may be required.