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University Rankings

Each year, U.S. News and World Report ranks the nation’s top universities and graduate programs. Each year, Case Western Reserve University earns its spot among the country’s best colleges.

One of the Nation’s Top Universities

In its 2016 ratings, U.S. News and World Report: America’s Best Colleges ranked Case Western Reserve University No. 37 among more than 270 national universities.

Case Western Reserve University was ranked No. 42 on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Values charts.

Best in Ohio

According to the 2016 rankings, Case Western Reserve is rated as the best university in the state of Ohio.

Top Graduate Schools and Programs

Over the past five years, a number of graduate and professional programs at Case Western Reserve University have topped U.S. News and World Report’s Best Graduate Schools charts, including health law at No. 9, social work at No. 9 and biomedical engineering at No. 15.

The report also ranked Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine 24th in the nation in research, placing it highest among Ohio medical schools.

Other recent graduate and professional program ratings (various dates) include:

Engineering: 47th among more than 260 accredited graduate programs (2016)
  • Biomedical Engineering (15th)
Law: 59th among more than 200 accredited law schools (2016)
  • Health Law (9th)
  • International Law (11th)
Management: 63rd among more than 450 accredited business schools (2016)
  • Part-Time MBA (29th)
Medicine: 24th among 149 accredited medical schools (2016)
  • Family Medicine (14th, 2014)
  • Pediatrics (15th, 2014)
  • AIDS (16th, 2011)
Nursing: 17th among more than 400 accredited master’s programs (2016)
  • Gerontological Nursing (5th, 2011)
  • Nurse Anesthesia (11th, 2011)
  • Nurse Midwifery (17th, 2011)
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (13th – 2008)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (16th – 2008)
Social Work: 9th among more than 175 accredited master’s programs (2013)

Research Rankings

Case Western Reserve University also ranks among the country’s leading research institutions. The NSF Survey of Research and Development Expenditures rated Case Western Reserve 13th among private institutions and 26th among all in federal expenditures for science and engineering research and development (NSF/ FY 2008).

In addition, Case Western Reserve was ranked 12th among U.S. medical schools in awards from NIH (FY 2005). The School of Medicine’s research programs have also received high marks:

  • Nutrition (1st)
  • Other basic sciences (1st)—includes Department of Molecular Medicine and Center for RNA Molecular Biology
  • Family Medicine (7th)
  • Biomedical Engineering (8th)
  • Orthopaedics (8th)
  • Physiology and Biophysics (8th)
  • Public Health (8th)
  • Dermatology (10th)

Other Top Rankings

In addition to research and U.S. News and World Report charts, Case Western Reserve University has been rated 12th in the Washington Monthly‘s guide to colleges that contribute to the national good (2015) and recognized in The Princeton Review‘s Guide to 322 Green Colleges.