University of California Accountability Report 2013

Indicator 14.2 Washington Monthly: National University Rankings, 2005 to 2012

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Berkeley 3 2 3 - 1 2 3 5
Davis 17 10 8 - 10 6 8 17
Irvine nr 72 49 - nr 50 60 117
Los Angeles 2 4 2 - 3 3 2 6
Riverside nr 22 15 - 16 40 5 9
San Diego 8 6 4 - 2 1 1 1
Santa Barbara nr 57 36 - 21 11 13 14
Santa Cruz nr 68 76 - 56 93 70 67
Illinois 13 16 11 - 24 27 38 22
Michigan 10 18 6 - 18 7 10 13
SUNY Buffalo nr 203 111 - 101 121 160 202
Virginia 22 20 16 - 26 59 53 48
Harvard 16 28 27 - 11 9 6 11
MIT 1 1 27 - 12 15 11 15
Stanford 5 7 13 - 4 4 4 3
Yale 15 12 38 - 23 33 39 41

Washington Monthly developed its ranking system in 2005 as an alternative to U.S. News's America's Best Colleges rankings. Unlike U.S. News, which ranks institutions on their prestige, resources and selectivity, Washington Monthly ranks institutions on their contributions to the public good. Its rankings are based on three broad factors: how well each institution fosters social mobility (e.g., percentage of students receiving Pell Grants); furthers research (e.g., faculty awards and Ph.D. production); and serves the country (e.g., student participation in ROTC and the Peace Corps). Washington Monthly did not publish rankings for 2008.

Note: nr denotes not ranked.

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