Big Changes in Geography Department Rankings

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February 26, 2012 at 9:40 am  •  Posted in Education, Geography by  •  1 Comment

Yesterday I posted my Top 20 Geography Department Rankings.  There were some big changes since the last time that the NRC produced rankings and I thought it would be interesting to look at how some departments have moved up and down.  So, I compared the 1995 rankings with the 2010 rankings and prepared the list below.  Boston University made the biggest improvement while the University of Minnesota took the biggest plunge.

Program

1995 Rank

2010 Rank

Change

Boston University

27

1

+26

University of Maryland College Park

29

3

+26

University of Oregon

28

6

+22

Oregon State University

33

18

+15

University of Colorado

12

2

+10

University of Kentucky

20

15

+5

Univ of California-Los Angeles

8

4

+4

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

31

27

+4

Arizona State University

15

12

+3

University of Cincinnati

36

33

+3

Clark University

9

7

+2

U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

16

14

+2

University of Arizona

19

17

+2

University of Georgia

21

21

0

U of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

22

25

-3

Pennsylvania State University

1

5

-4

Univ of California-Santa Barbara

4

9

-5

Ohio State University

5

11

-6

University of Wisconsin-Madison

2

10

-8

State Univ of New York-Buffalo

11

20

-9

University of Iowa

17

26

-9

Indiana University

25

35

-10

University of Utah

34

45

-11

Kent State University

35

46

-11

University of Kansas

26

38

-12

Syracuse University

6

19

-13

University of Hawaii at Manoa

30

43

-13

University of Washington

10

24

-14

University of California-Berkeley

6

22

-16

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

32

48

-16

University of Florida

24

42

-18

Rutgers State Univ-New Brunswick

13

34

-21

Louisiana State U & A&M College

18

41

-23

University of Texas at Austin

14

39

-25

University of Minnesota

3

37

-34

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