NC State in Top Ranks of U.S. Public Universities

  • 2nd in Best Overall Public University Value1
  • 3rd in Industry Research Funding among Universities without Medical Schools2
  • 4th in Best Overall Public University Value3
  • 5th in Industry-Sponsored Research Expenditures2
  • 5th in University Patent Pipeline Power4
  • 7th in Cumulative Number of Industry Licenses5
  • 9th in Total Research Expenditures among Universities without Medical Schools2
  • 16th in Public University Libraries6
  • 20th in Doctoral Degrees Awarded in Science and Engineering Fields among Doctorate-Granting Institutions2
  • 13th in Milken Institute University Technology Transfer & Commercialization Index7
  • 27th in Overall Lombardi Center Ranking of Public Universities8
  • 33rd in Total Research Expenditures2
  • 12th among all U.S. Engineering Colleges in Number of M.S. Degrees Awarded9
  • 15th among all U.S. Engineering Colleges in Number of Ph.D. Degrees Awarded9
  • 1st in Number of M.S. Degrees in Mathematics and Statistics Awarded to African Americans10
  • 5th in Number of Ph.D. Degrees in Social Sciences Awarded to African Americans10
  • 6th in Number of M.S. Degrees in Engineering Awarded to African Americans10
  • Rankings of Graduate Programs among Public Universities11
    • Aerospace Engineering (18)
    • Applied Mathematics (11)
    • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (12)
    • City Management and Urban Policy (14)
    • Civil Engineering (16)
    • Computer Engineering (21)
    • Computer Science (27)
    • Economics (26)
    • Electrical Engineering (18)
    • Graphic Design (2)
    • Industrial Engineering (9)
    • Materials Engineering (13)
    • Mechanical Engineering (26)
    • Nuclear Engineering (6)
    • Sociology (30)
    • Textiles (1)
    • Veterinary Medicine (4)

1The Princeton Review, 2007
2Survey of Research and Development Expenditures at Universities and Colleges, FY2006, National Science Foundation
3U.S. News and World Report, August 2007
4IEEE Spectrum’s National Patent Power Survey, November 2006
5Association of University Technology Managers U.S. Licensing Survey, 2007
6Association of Research Libraries Membership Index, 2006
7Mind to Market: A Global Analysis of University Biotechnology Transfer and Commercialization, Milken Institute, 2006
8The Top American Research Universities, TheCenter at the University of Florida, 2006 Edition
9American Association of Engineering Profiles 2006
10Top 100 Degree Producers, 2005; Graduate & Professional Degrees, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, July 2007
11U.S. News and World Report, April 2007


NC State's Belltower and historic Holladay Hall.