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September 30, 2010

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Microbiology

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
Molecular Virology & Microbiology
3 22 2 24 9 46 7 20 15 32
Boston U.
Microbiology
43 70 26 61 72 74 22 58 50 67
Case Western Reserve U.
Molecular Virology
1 10 1 17 1 8 74 74 10 37
Catholic U. of America
Cellular and Microbial Biology
67 73 68 73 39 72 8 22 60 74
Clemson U.
Microbiology
57 71 56 71 16 60 37 66 57 71
Colorado State U.
Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology
52 70 47 69 18 48 17 48 38 60
Columbia U.
Microbiology
3 24 2 20 39 68 17 52 4 24
Cornell U.
Microbiology
14 45 8 51 29 60 47 68 22 39
Duke U.
Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
5 25 3 25 10 56 52 70 8 29
Emory U.
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (MMG)
7 32 6 32 3 28 26 58 13 32
Georgetown U.
Microbiology and Immunology
34 64 31 63 59 72 11 32 44 65
Georgia State U.
Biology-Applied & Environmental Microbiology
67 73 61 73 9 51 8 22 69 74
Harvard U.
DMS-Virology
1 10 1 13 16 53 36 65 1 4
Howard U.
Microbiology
58 71 68 73 3 53 1 1 54 73
Indiana U. at Blooming-
ton

Microbiology
25 52 43 67 1 16 23 52 31 50
Iowa State U.
Microbiology
31 65 20 60 6 57 65 72 36 57
Iowa State U.
Veterinary Microbiology
30 63 33 67 31 62 38 64 40 69
Loma Linda U.
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
40 64 63 73 7 45 2 6 56 71
Loyola U. Chicago
Microbiology and Immunology
20 50 22 60 7 50 15 43 43 65
Miami U. (Ohio)
Microbiology
69 73 70 74 2 25 16 50 58 70
Michigan State U.
Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
33 58 40 65 30 61 15 38 35 53
Montana State U. at Bozeman
Microbiology
27 61 19 58 49 71 7 25 45 67
New York U.
Microbiology/ Sackler
4 24 3 29 3 18 37 62 6 25
North Carolina State U.
Microbiology
53 70 56 72 5 35 51 70 52 67
Ohio State U. Main Campus
Microbiology
50 68 41 65 51 71 30 59 35 54
Oregon State U.
Microbiology
37 63 38 67 2 20 49 71 41 58
Pennsyl-
vania State U.

Microbiology and Immunology
17 47 19 57 2 34 54 71 26 44
Rutgers U. at New Brunswick and U. of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey at Piscataway
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
17 45 12 47 32 63 11 31 2 18
Stanford U.
Microbiology and Immunology
1 4 1 6 24 64 21 53 1 6
State U. of New York at Stony Brook
Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
22 48 18 48 7 38 16 43 21 40
State U. of New York Upstate Medical U.
Microbiology & Immunology
39 66 42 68 11 51 29 60 39 61
Temple U.
Microbiology and Immunology
13 40 10 50 13 56 3 12 33 54
Texas A&M U.
Veterinary Microbiology
60 73 36 68 73 74 3 12 61 73
Tufts U.
Microbiology/ Bacteriology
2 19 2 20 24 62 4 14 1 11
U. at Buffalo (SUNY)
Microbiology
27 59 20 60 11 46 32 63 21 41
U. of Alabama at Birmingham
Microbiology
12 44 13 52 23 58 18 48 5 26
U. of Arizona
Microbiology
37 63 31 64 30 65 16 41 59 70
U. of California at Berkeley
Microbiology
3 19 2 17 8 52 4 15 2 14
U. of California at Davis
Microbiology
16 44 14 48 42 68 17 44 14 33
U. of California at Irvine
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
14 45 10 47 50 70 21 52 30 50
U. of California at Los Angeles
Microbiology [ACCESS* Program Specialization]
12 44 8 44 49 71 32 61 3 17
U. of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
Microbiology
13 44 15 57 21 59 24 58 33 54
U. of Florida
Microbiology and Cell Science
22 51 17 52 11 36 55 70 29 47
U. of Georgia
Microbiology
9 36 9 43 17 59 34 65 20 39
U. of Idaho
Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
29 62 26 64 4 22 27 59 39 60
U. of Illinois at Chicago
Microbiology & Immunology
35 66 23 63 18 63 20 51 36 58
U. of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign

Microbiology
7 30 4 29 56 72 14 37 9 29
U. of Iowa
Microbiology
23 53 19 54 5 39 73 73 8 28
U. of Kansas
Microbiology
49 69 41 68 12 53 18 57 64 73
U. of Kansas
Microbiology, Molecular Genetics and Immunology
51 71 29 63 26 68 61 72 54 69
U. of Kentucky
Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics
40 66 34 65 14 49 35 62 39 59
U. of Massachu-
setts at Amherst

Microbiology
34 56 24 50 61 72 21 54 30 47
U. of Massachu-
setts at Worcester

Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
34 66 17 54 47 72 24 60 38 61
U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Microbiology and Immunology
14 41 9 41 37 68 25 58 10 31
U. of Missouri at Columbia
Microbiology- Medicine
43 68 41 67 9 51 42 67 37 57
U. of Nebraska at Lincoln
Microbiology & Molecular Biology
43 64 53 69 1 9 44 70 63 73
U. of New Hampshire
Microbiology
74 74 73 74 23 71 20 56 71 74
U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Microbiology & Immunology
9 35 12 49 7 42 35 65 14 33
U. of North Dakota Main Campus
Microbiology & Immunology
35 61 40 67 4 27 53 72 29 48
U. of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Microbiology
42 68 34 67 39 70 62 72 52 69
U. of Pennsyl-
vania

Biomed Grad Studies-Microbiology
5 29 3 23 11 48 59 72 2 14
U. of Pittsburgh Main Campus
Molecular Virology and Microbiology
2 17 2 23 2 19 21 54 7 27
U. of Rochester
Microbiology & Immunology
17 48 21 58 9 40 2 6 6 27
U. of Tennessee
Microbiology
16 44 18 53 28 61 5 16 41 65
U. of Texas at Austin
Microbiology
23 52 18 50 39 69 22 55 9 31
U. of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and U. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
9 32 8 36 5 53 10 29 17 35
U. of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Molecular Microbiology
22 53 25 62 16 64 28 62 11 35
U. of Vermont
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
38 67 32 66 29 70 5 19 34 58
U. of Virginia
Microbiology
4 25 8 38 21 63 16 44 4 20
U. of Washing-
ton

Microbiology
3 21 2 18 21 65 35 64 4 24
U. of Wisconsin at Madison
Microbiology
9 35 9 41 14 48 13 35 4 20
Virginia Common-
wealth U.

Microbiology and Immunology
35 66 34 65 52 72 6 19 43 64
Washing-
ton U. in St. Louis

Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
3 19 3 32 16 54 54 71 5 24
Yale U.
Microbiology Program
5 22 9 38 14 57 2 7 9 31
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.