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Rankings

The University of Kentucky regularly is listed in many "top" or "best of" categories by national publications or organizations. The following is an ever-growing list of national rankings.

1st

  • Creation of startup companies among UK benchmark institutions, 2011
  • College of Agriculture, Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, Academic Analytics, Faculty Scholarly Activity Index, 2009
  • College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Hispanic Studies, Stony Brook Study of Faculty Productivity, 2008
  • College of Communication and Information, Department of Communication, External Grants, National Communication Association

3rd

  • College of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Academic Analytics, Faculty Scholarly Activity Index, 2009

4th

  • Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, public finance and budgeting program, U.S. News & World Report, "America's Best Graduate Schools," 2013
  • Creation of startup companies among 105 public institutions (those involved in commercialization efforts), 2011
  • College of Agriculture, Entomology, National Research Council doctoral rankings, 2010
  • Gatton College of Business and Economics, Department of Management, Decision Science and Information Systems, faculty research in the Information Systems discipline among public universities, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 2006

5th

  •  Gatton College of Business and Economics, Department of Management, Decision Science and Information Systems, researchers in the Information Systems discipline worldwide, ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems, 2011
  • Martin School of Public Policy, Public Administration, National Research Council doctoral rankings, 2010
  • College of Pharmacy (public and private institutions), U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools," 2009
  • College of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences doctoral program, Academic Analytics, Faculty Scholarly Activity Index, 2009
  • College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geography, Cultural Geography Program, Professional Geographer, 2009
  • College of Agriculture, Plant Sciences, Academic Analytics, Faculty Scholarly Activity Index, 2007

6th

  • Creation of startup companies among 149 public and private institutions (those involved in commercialization efforts), 2011
  • Master of Science in Accountancy graduating class for pass rates among advanced degree programs on the CPA exam, National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, 2010
  • College of Arts and Sciences, Hispanic Studies, Academic Analytics, Faculty Scholarly Activity Index, 2009

7th

  • University of Kentucky, Military Times' Edge magazine, "Best for Vets" colleges, 2012
  • College of Arts and Sciences, Hispanic Studies, National Research Council doctoral rankings, 2010
  • College of Communication and Information, Department of Communication, National Research Council doctoral rankings, 2010
  • College of Agriculture, Plant Physiology, Academic Analytics, Faculty Scholarly Activity Index, 2007

9th

  • College of Nursing, National Research Council doctoral rankings, 2010
  • College of Medicine, Nutrition Program, Academic Analytics, Faculty Scholarly Activity Index, 2007

10th

  • College of Nursing, nursing service administration, U.S.News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools," 2013
  • College of Medicine, Nutritional Science, National Research Council doctoral rankings, 2010
  • Gatton College of Business and Economics, 10th most popular business school in the nation among applicants, U.S. News & World Report, 2011
  • College of Agriculture, Agricultural Sciences Research, Academic Analytics, Faculty Scholarly Activity Index, 2007

11th

  • College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English, National Research Council doctoral ranking, 2010
  • College of Education, Exercise Science, National Research Council doctoral rankings, 2010
  • University of Kentucky, Top Social Media Colleges, StudentAdvisor.com, 2011
  • Licensing income per $10 million of research expenditures among UK benchmarks, 2011

13th

  • Gatton College of Business and Economics, Department of Management, Decision Science and Information Systems, pro-rated Information Systems research productivity among all public Carnegie Very-High Research universities, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 2007

14th

  • College of Medicine, Social Mission, George Washington University Study, Annals of Internal Medicine, 2010

15th

  • College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geography, National Research Council doctoral rankings, 2010
  • Gatton College of Business and Economics, Department of Management, Decision Science and Information Systems, faculty research in the Information Systems discipline among all U.S. public universities, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 2006

Top 15

  • UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital was ranked among the nation's top 15 major academic medical centers by Solucient, 2007.

16th

  • College of Nursing, family nurse practitioner program, U.S.News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools," 2013
  • College of Engineering, Computer Science (public institutions), Academic Analytics, 2009
  • College of Medicine, Ph.D. in Anatomy and Neurobiology, Academic Analytics, Faculty Scholarly Activity Index, 2009
  • Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, best master's degree programs in international affairs, Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations at the College of William and Mary, 2009

17th

  • College of Education, Rehabilitation Counseling (public and private institutions), U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools," 2013
  • College of Nursing, Ph.D. in Nursing, Academic Analytics, Faculty Scholarly Activity Index, 2009

18th

  • College of Communication and Information, Ph.D. in communication, Academic Analytics, Faculty Scholarly Activity Index, 2009
  • College of Arts and Sciences, Geography, Academic Analytics, Faculty Scholarly Activity Index, 2009
  • Gatton College of Business and Economics, Department of Management, Decision Science and Information Systems, doctoral program in the Information Systems discipline among public universities, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 2006

19th

  • College of Public Health, Ph.D. in Gerontology, Academic Analytics, Faculty Scholarly Activity Index, 2009
  • Gatton College of Business and Economics, Department of Economics, published research in all major peer-reviewed economic journals, Southern Economic Journal, 2008

Top 20

  • College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology Program (public universities), Research in Developmental Disabilities

21st

  • College of Nursing (overall), U.S.News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools," 2013

22nd

  • College of Health Sciences, Physical Therapy (public institutions only), U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools," 2013
  • Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, public policy analysis program (public and private institutions), U.S.News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools," 2013

23rd

  • College of Arts and Sciences, Political Sciences, Academic Analytics, Faculty Scholarly Activity Index, 2009

24th

  • College of Social Work (public institutions) U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools," 2013

25th

  • UK College of Public Health, overall Public Health Graduate Program, U.S. News & World Report, 2013

Top 25

  • College of Medicine, Ph.D. in Physiology, Academic Analytics, Faculty Scholarly Activity Index, 2009
  • College of Agriculture, Ph.D. in Entomology, Academic Analytics, Faculty Scholarly Activity Index, 2009
  • College of Business and Economics, Ph.D. in Business Administration, Academic Analytics, Faculty Scholarly Activity Index, 2009
  • College of Medicine, Graduate Center for Toxicology, Research and Graduate Education, National Research Council/Public
  • UK Career Center, Best Public University Career Centers in the U.S., Kaplan's National Guidance Counselor Survey

27th

  • College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology Program (public institutions), U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools," 2013
  • College of Communication and Information, School of Library and Information Science, , U.S.News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools," 2013
  • UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital, gynecology, U.S. News & World Report, "America's Best Hospitals," 2007

30th

  • University of Kentucky, Total Research and Development Expenditures, (among public universities), National Science Foundation, 2011
  • College of Engineering, Computer Science (public and private institutions), Academic Analytics, 2009
  • Gatton College of Business and Economics, Management Program, Academy of Management News

31st

  • University of Kentucky, number of new freshman National Merit Scholars (public institutions), National Merit Scholarship Corp., 2008

32nd

  • Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, master's program (public and private institutions), U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools," 2013

33rd

  • College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology Program (public and private institutions), U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools," 2009

36th

  • College of Social Work, U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools," 2013
  • University of Kentucky Libraries, Public Research Library, Association of Research Libraries, 2008-2009

38th

  • College of Health Sciences, Physical Therapy (public and private institutions), U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools," 2013

40th

  • College of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (public institutions), U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools," 2009

41st

  • Licensing income among 105 public institutions, Association of University Technology Managers, 2009
  • UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital, ear, nose and throat, U.S. News & World Report, "America's Best Hospitals," 2007

44th

  • College of Health Sciences, Communication Disorders (public institutions), U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools," 2013

46th

  • UK College of Public Health, health care management program, U.S.News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools,"  2013
  • UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital, cancer, U.S. News & World Report, "America's Best Hospitals," 2007
  • College of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Science Foundation, R&D expenditures 2006

49th

  • University of Kentucky, Total Research and Development Expenditures (among public and private institutions), National Science Foundation, 2011

51st

  • Gatton College of Business and Economics Evening MBA Program, part-time MBA programs, "Best Graduate Schools," U.S. News and World Report

53rd

  • College of Health Sciences, Communication Disorders (public and private institutions), U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools," 2013

55th

  • College of Medicine, ranked for primary care, U.S.News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools," 2013
  • College of Engineering, undergraduate program (public institutions), U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Colleges," 2009

56th

  • Gatton College of Business and Economics, Department of Economics, "Best Graduate Schools," U.S. News and World Report

60th

  • College of Medicine, ranked for research, U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools," 2013
  • University of Kentucky, Top Public Schools, U.S.News & World Report, 2013

64th

  • University of Kentucky Libraries, Research Library, Association of Research Libraries, 2008-2009

65th

  • University of Kentucky, Number of National Merit Scholars enrolled (public and private institutions), National Merit Scholarship Corp. 2008

66th

  • College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering (public and private institutions), U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools," 2009

71st

  • College of Law, U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools," 2013

76th

  • College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Mathematics, U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools," 2013

78th

  • College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science, U.S.News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools," 2013

81st

  • College of Arts and Sciences, English, U.S.News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools," 2013

83rd

  • College of Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools," 2013
  • College of Education, America's Best Graduate Schools, U.S. News and World Report, 2011

84th

  • College of Health Sciences, physician assistant program, U.S.News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools," 2013

85th

  • College of Arts and Sciences, Department of History, U.S.News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools," 2013

86th

  • College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics and Astronomy, U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools," 2013

90th

  • College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Sociology, U.S.News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools," 2013

91st

  • College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science, U.S.News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools," 2013

92nd

  • College of Engineering, U.S.News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools," 2013

94th

  • College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry, U.S.News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools," 2013