News & Events from the English Department at Western Michigan University
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
ENGL Doctoral Programs Place Well in National Research Council Rankings
A huge Kudos to the English Department for achieving a very solid position in the National Research Council's recent rankings of doctoral programs. Whatever one may think of rankings in general and of this one specifically, the parameters chosen by the National Research Council aggregate ranking show us well situated between 53 and 90 out of all 122 institutions participating in the field of English studies. In comparison, Miami U's English Dept. (Miami is one of our university's peer institutions), is ranked between 77 and 103; Georgia State is ranked between 67 and 97; Loyola U of Chicago between 82-103; UW-Milwaukee between 60 and 88; Northern Illinois 77-103; Michigan State 40-71; Marquette 106-116; and Southern Illinois 100-113, to name but a few. Make your own observations using this TOOL.