University Rankings

U.S. News & World Report 

Undergraduate Programs (Fall 2018) 

  • 40th among 312 national universities
    (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 49th in "Best Values" ranking
     
  • 57th in "Most Innovative" ranking

Biomedical Engineering (15th)

Electrical Engineering (27th)

Business (38th)

Finance (38th)

Management (26th)

Engineering (39th)

Graduate and Professional Programs (2019)

52nd - Overall
18th - Biomedical Engineering 
(214 PhD-granting programs surveyed in 2018; 199 ranked programs) 

65th - Overall
9th   - Health Law
19th - International Law 
(194 ranked accredited law schools) 

74th - Full-time MBA programs
22nd - Part-time MBA programs 
(475 MBA programs surveyed; 131 ranked programs) 

24th - Medical research schools
55th - Primary care schools 
(177 eligible medical schools surveyed; 124 ranked) 

13th   - DNP Program (among 203 ranked programs)
16th  - MSN Program 
12th - Nurse Practitioner: Psychiatric / Mental Health
10th - Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (15th) 
(552 accredited schools surveyed; 296 ranked programs) 

9th among more than 250 accredited master's program 

University Rankings

The Center for Measuring University Performance (University of Massachusetts).

The center ranks universities on nine indicators, including research support, significant awards to faculty, endowment assets, annual private contributions, doctorates awarded, and average SAT scores. (The Top American Research Universities, December 2018)The center ranks universities on nine indicators, including research support, significant awards to faculty, endowment assets, annual private contributions, doctorates awarded, and average SAT scores. (The Top American Research Universities, December 2018)

Times Higher Education ranked CWRU 119th in the world (52nd in the U.S.)  in its 2020 world university rankings. Factors in the rankings include peer assessments and citations per faculty member.

The results in Nature Index 2017 Innovation, a supplement to the multidisciplinary journal Nature, ordered universities and institutes based on citations of their research articles in other organizations’ patent documents.

The Brookings Institution report “Hidden in plain sight: The oversized impact of downtown universities” finds that leading higher education institutions located within major metropolitan areas dramatically outpace suburban and rural peers in research-related economic activity. Case Western Reserve ranked 13th overall, but stood at sixth for its number of patents per 1,000 students, at 4.1. The university's licensing deals (2.7) and new businesses per 1,000 students (0.4) each ranked 13th, while licensing income per student, at $155, was 26th.

The National Science Foundation compared the baccalaureate institutions of 2002-2011 science and engineering doctorate recipients with the number of bachelor's degrees awarded in all fields nine years earlier. CWRU ranked 16th, with 8.4 doctorate recipients per hundred bachelor's degrees awarded. Only six research universities, all private, had higher percentages (NSF InfoBrief 13-323, April 2013)

Reuters 100 ranks the educational institutions doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies and help drive the global economy, and relies exclusively on empirical data such as patent filings and research paper citations in its methodology. Case Western Reserve University was ranked 67th in the 2018.

Reuters 100: The World's Most Innovative Universities