By Christine Clark
LA JOLLA–The University of California, San Diego has been named among the top 25 research universities in the nation by The Center for Measuring University Performance in its annual “Top American Research Universities” publication. The center’s analysis noted several strengths of UC San Diego, including the university’s number of faculty awards, SAT/ACT range of entering freshmen, doctorates granted and post-doctoral appointees.
The Center for Measuring University Performance is a research enterprise focused on the competitive national context for major research universities. “The Top American Research Universities” (mup.asu.edu) annual publication provides a comprehensive set of data on over 600 institutions and on occasion includes analytical discussions of topics related to research university performance.
“UC San Diego is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through excellence in education and research at the undergraduate, graduate, professional school and postdoctoral levels,” said UC San Diego Senior Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Paul Drake. “The university’s research in medicine, the sciences, the arts, oceanography and other fields translates into innovations, medical breakthroughs, jobs and new businesses in San Diego and California.”
Other University of California system schools listed among the top 25 research universities in the nation by The Center for Measuring University Performance include UC Berkeley, UCLA and UC San Francisco.
The Center for Measuring University Performance is a research center that produces other scholarly works on ranking and education quality. The center’s work relies heavily on the initiative and insight of its advisory board and draws on the insight and recommendations of many colleagues throughout the country who contribute data, information and perspective.