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September 29, 2010

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Sociology

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 U.
Sociology
25 51 17 43 3 15 105 116 86 112
Bingham-
tonton U. (SUNY)

Sociology
107 117 114 118 78 104 12 31 40 90
Boston College
Sociology
81 100 81 104 76 99 26 55 43 77
Boston U.
Sociology
87 108 69 101 104 115 2 7 73 101
Bowling Green State U.
Sociology
15 30 16 34 2 20 23 53 74 110
Brandeis U.
Sociology
69 95 61 94 82 106 62 96 25 64
Brigham Young U.
Sociology
112 117 64 93 87 106 117 118 116 118
Brown U.
Sociology
16 31 26 50 8 40 19 42 25 58
Case Western Reserve U.
Sociology
35 81 19 55 91 108 97 115 65 115
City U. of New York Graduate Center
Sociology
89 110 78 104 101 113 36 67 61 93
Columbia U.
Sociology
8 20 3 11 96 114 85 109 1 15
Cornell U.
Sociology
16 32 12 26 6 46 80 102 26 62
Duke U.
Sociology
4 16 4 15 11 52 36 67 12 27
Emory U.
Sociology
38 69 58 87 8 42 34 69 39 70
Florida Inter-
national U.

Comparative Sociology
95 112 113 118 50 93 2 8 54 100
Florida State U.
Sociology
26 63 13 37 41 81 71 100 31 64
Fordham U.
Sociology
81 101 98 112 35 78 4 12 85 111
Georgia State U.
Sociology
92 113 52 91 103 115 14 33 79 104
Harvard U.
Organizational Behavior
27 42 67 88 1 16 36 71 6 31
Harvard U.
Social Policy
1 2 1 3 1 48 21 55 1 5
Harvard U.
Sociology
3 5 2 9 34 79 17 39 1 5
Howard U.
Sociology
91 110 106 115 116 118 1 1 102 118
Indiana U. at Blooming-
ton

Sociology
20 34 32 50 10 46 40 73 13 32
Iowa State U.
Human Development & Family Studies
43 73 51 79 10 42 51 88 34 77
Iowa State U.
Sociology
54 83 56 82 18 69 45 77 56 87
Johns Hopkins U.
Health, Behavior and Society
18 48 13 29 30 110 5 15 64 109
Johns Hopkins U.
Population and Family Health Sciences
5 18 5 20 34 82 13 33 2 14
Johns Hopkins U.
Sociology
18 34 16 31 46 90 27 57 15 36
Kansas State U.
Sociology
92 112 88 110 21 62 90 109 97 114
Kent State U. Main Campus
Sociology
42 74 61 89 30 81 40 75 66 105
Louisiana State U. at Baton Rouge
Sociology
55 86 32 61 54 93 95 113 90 111
Loyola U. Chicago
Sociology
104 116 94 113 82 101 69 99 96 112
Michigan State U.
Criminal Justice
31 58 41 66 10 46 43 73 54 101
Michigan State U.
Sociology
39 70 48 71 68 96 8 20 32 73
Mississippi State U.
Sociology
41 79 23 50 27 80 102 115 73 112
New York U.
Sociology
34 65 33 59 47 89 71 98 14 33
North Carolina State U.
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
87 111 97 114 6 61 115 118 70 110
North Carolina State U.
Sociology
52 79 47 70 36 76 66 97 30 69
North-
eastern U.

Sociology
42 74 44 66 29 86 28 66 36 83
North-
western U.

Sociology
26 43 31 54 36 76 6 17 17 33
Ohio State U. Main Campus
Sociology
11 25 7 18 35 73 63 94 20 41
Ohio State U. Main Campus
Rural Sociology
35 72 34 64 41 89 65 93 47 90
Oklahoma State U. Main Campus
Sociology
83 104 93 111 13 59 102 114 97 115
Pennsyl-
vania State U.

Demography
5 15 4 14 5 27 51 84 24 69
Pennsyl-
vania State U.

Rural Sociology
16 31 23 47 1 10 65 98 53 102
Pennsyl-
vania State U.

Sociology
3 8 2 9 3 25 81 103 13 36
Princeton U.
Sociology
1 2 1 3 8 36 28 60 2 7
Purdue U. Main Campus
Sociology & Anthropology
56 82 56 78 78 105 79 104 44 81
Rutgers U. at New Brunswick
Sociology
31 54 22 37 65 98 39 74 12 25
Southern Illinois U. at Carbondale
Sociology
66 92 67 99 18 68 13 32 67 102
Stanford U.
Sociology
10 23 13 25 12 61 62 92 6 19
State U. of New York at Albany
Sociology
41 71 30 49 60 95 64 92 15 46
State U. of New York at Stony Brook
Sociology
72 93 56 79 49 88 74 100 27 52
Syracuse U. Main Campus
Sociology
32 52 49 69 17 52 7 19 47 84
Temple U.
Sociology
71 95 85 111 89 111 25 58 9 42
Texas A&M U.
Sociology
76 99 61 93 58 89 9 24 78 107
U. at Buffalo (SUNY)
Sociology
73 96 62 93 45 83 36 65 51 91
U. of Akron
Sociology
50 84 46 81 10 51 35 71 66 102
U. of Alabama at Birmingham
Medical Sociology
45 80 55 86 9 61 52 89 57 92
U. of Arizona
Sociology
19 33 25 50 7 47 97 113 8 27
U. of California at Berkeley
Sociology
30 51 31 51 73 99 23 52 3 13
U. of California at Davis
Sociology
48 77 55 81 34 75 56 87 29 60
U. of California at Irvine
Criminology, Law and Society
44 76 30 51 43 87 107 116 37 68
U. of California at Irvine
Sociology
32 66 37 61 68 109 36 70 52 94
U. of California at Los Angeles
Sociology
49 76 57 82 71 97 31 61 8 25
U. of California at Riverside
Sociology
64 87 39 59 101 114 43 75 38 78
U. of California at San Diego
Sociology
93 113 70 96 114 118 80 103 32 74
U. of California at San Francisco
Sociology
6 20 2 12 100 115 14 37 15 80
U. of California at Santa Barbara
Sociology
35 63 57 86 25 66 12 29 22 48
U. of California at Santa Cruz
Sociology
114 117 101 113 104 116 39 74 80 108
U. of Chicago
Sociology
13 27 15 28 66 94 38 72 5 19
U. of Colorado at Boulder
Sociology
33 68 28 58 13 57 81 109 26 75
U. of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
Health and Behavioral Sciences
41 81 24 53 99 116 40 78 106 118
U. of Connec-
ticut

Sociology Ph.D.
94 112 111 117 16 63 74 100 51 84
U. of Connec-
ticut

Human Development and Family Studies Ph.D.
71 93 66 95 40 78 22 56 65 104
U. of Delaware
Human Development and Family Studies
77 102 63 98 3 21 18 47 91 118
U. of Delaware
Sociology
74 98 78 105 11 45 23 50 73 111
U. of Florida
Sociology
51 84 63 96 8 54 19 47 64 94
U. of Georgia
Sociology
34 73 38 73 17 57 57 89 50 89
U. of Hawaii-
Manoa

Sociology
118 118 96 112 115 118 89 111 86 113
U. of Illinois at Chicago
Sociology
45 79 56 94 72 105 4 12 35 75
U. of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign

Human and Community Development
15 28 18 36 8 50 6 16 34 68
U. of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign

Sociology
72 92 93 110 95 110 8 21 28 59
U. of Iowa
Sociology
21 38 32 55 5 40 46 81 15 45
U. of Kansas
Sociology
94 114 91 110 102 116 65 97 55 113
U. of Kentucky
Sociology
68 92 78 105 9 54 88 113 81 111
U. of Maryland at College Park
Sociology
21 36 18 35 21 55 28 58 31 61
U. of Massachu-
setts at Amherst

Sociology
42 75 55 84 43 87 39 71 25 60
U. of Miami
Sociology
5 15 15 28 2 38 2 6 10 32
U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Sociology
6 16 8 16 42 81 21 48 5 11
U. of Minnesota-
Twin Cities

Family Social Science
31 60 30 57 38 79 14 37 62 100
U. of Minnesota-
Twin Cities

Sociology
34 67 28 54 61 90 48 84 31 62
U. of Missouri at Columbia
Rural Sociology
94 114 98 117 40 87 32 68 94 114
U. of Missouri at Columbia
Sociology
96 115 87 113 87 114 77 101 58 95
U. of Nebraska at Lincoln
Sociology
6 19 13 30 1 7 15 43 28 69
U. of New Hampshire
Sociology
14 37 4 18 75 102 63 95 40 85
U. of New Mexico Main Campus
Sociology
34 67 25 49 9 57 37 72 77 108
U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Sociology
8 18 12 23 9 48 85 105 8 16
U. of North Texas
Sociology
94 112 80 104 99 115 19 43 41 85
U. of Notre Dame
Sociology
76 97 77 106 31 70 100 114 22 52
U. of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Sociology
42 74 61 91 36 87 35 74 31 73
U. of Oregon
Sociology
107 116 79 102 99 113 80 104 54 106
U. of Pennsyl-
vania

Sociology
3 7 7 15 3 17 17 41 4 10
U. of South Carolina at Columbia
Sociology
47 77 55 85 3 30 56 87 59 95
U. of Southern California
Sociology
33 61 39 63 41 82 6 17 34 68
U. of Tennessee
Sociology
86 106 91 109 55 95 102 115 92 113
U. of Texas at Austin
Sociology
7 16 4 10 61 90 59 96 13 31
U. of Virginia
Sociology
89 111 68 105 86 103 103 115 53 92
U. of Washing-
ton

Sociology
34 58 37 59 43 82 73 100 21 43
U. of Wisconsin at Madison
Sociology
20 35 20 35 45 86 76 103 6 14
Utah State U.
Family, Consumer, and Human Development (EHS)
N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R
Utah State U.
Sociology (HASS)
73 97 64 100 5 26 96 114 113 117
Vanderbilt U.
Sociology
79 98 97 110 39 86 57 89 36 70
Virginia Tech
Human Development
35 65 62 93 14 46 12 32 47 91
Virginia Tech
Sociology
105 115 114 118 66 91 19 44 93 113
Washing-
ton State U.

Sociology
38 69 40 63 16 56 97 115 36 66
Wayne State U.
Sociology
96 112 98 112 94 106 2 6 42 110
Western Michigan U.
Criminology
N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R
Western Michigan U.
Sociology
95 113 112 118 26 76 112 117 104 115
Yale U.
Sociology
59 85 72 100 47 87 40 73 18 46
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.