Table 1: THE TOP  50 POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENTS

SOURCE: Ballard, Michael J., and Neil J. Mitchell. 1998. "The Good, the Better, and the Best in Political Science." PS: Political Science & Politics 31(4): 826-28.

 

University

Rank

Raw Score : Publications per Faculty Controlling for Journal Quality

Raw Score : Number of Publications in Top Journals

Average Size of Faculty

Publications per Faculty Member

Publications Weighted by Impact

Cal Tech

1

44.01

19.07

6.00

3.18

264.03

SUNY Stony Brook

2

41.47

52.75

17.33

3.04

718.61

Rochester

3

31.20

49.23

21.66

2.27

675.69

Iowa

4

29.92

49.89

21.83

2.29

653.09

Houston

5

24.71

58.24

30.50

1.91

753.70

Carnegie Mellon

6

21.77

9.15

6.00

1.53

130.62

Michigan State

7

21.45

44.29

28.66

1.55

614.80

Texas A&M

8

21.42

65.00

40.00

1.63

856.68

Stanford

9

19.97

39.74

26.33

1.51

525.79

Georgia

10

19.74

45.16

29.00

1.56

572.41

Ohio State

11

19.28

49.48

34.00

1.46

655.45

New Mexico

12

18.46

23.33

15.66

1.49

289.02

UC-Irvine

13

18.45

29.40

21.00

1.40

387.55

UC-Riverside

14

18.29

21.66

14.33

1.51

262.11

Emory

15

17.78

26.05

20.66

1.26

367.27

Rice

16

17.61

20.08

14.00

1.43

246.54

North Texas

17

17.20

29.73

22.00

1.35

378.41

Florida State

18

17.03

28.61

21.33

1.34

363.20

Minnesota

19

16.88

35.26

27.33

1.29

461.26

Indiana

20

15.91

37.65

30.50

1.23

485.35

UC-Davis

21

15.63

29.48

24.00

1.23

375.07

Harvard

22

15.51

58.90

48.66

1.21

754.72

North Carolina

23

15.17

43.39

38.33

1.13

581.35

UCLA

24

14.94

49.50

45.00

1.10

672.21

UC-San Diego

25

14.80

33.58

30.50

1.10

451.29

Kentucky

26

14.70

23.19

20.33

1.14

298.88

LSU

27

14.17

21.83

19.66

1.11

278.67

Washington St. Louis

28

14.13

21.44

20.50

1.05

289.65

Nebraska

29

13.85

20.80

18.50

1.12

256.27

Marquette

30

13.45

16.50

17.00

.97

228.69

Arizona

31

13.44

32.97

33.00

1.00

443.46

New Orleans

32

13.14

16.33

16.00

1.02

210.18

Michigan

33

12.80

48.14

51.66

.93

661.42

Yale

34

12.41

30.96

33.00

.94

409.61

Arizona State

35

12.39

25.99

26.00

1.00

322.02

Columbia

36

12.30

41.57

40.00

1.04

491.95

Wisconsin-Milwaukee

37

12.20

24.57

24.50

1.00

298.96

Pittsburgh

38

12.13

30.82

30.33

1.02

367.82

West Virginia

39

11.83

18.16

18.33

.99

216.93

Duke

40

11.69

26.31

30.00

.88

350.63

George Washington

41

11.58

21.08

23.50

.90

272.22

UC-Berkeley

42

11.31

33.89

39.66

.85

448.40

Colorado

43

11.17

28.14

32.00

.88

357.41

Wisconsin-Madison

44

10.09

32.98

41.00

.80

413.51

Cornell

45

9.92

23.47

29.66

.79

294.17

New York University

46

9.41

18.47

25.00

.74

235.29

Princeton

47

9.09

37.30

48.33

.77

439.14

Georgetown

48

8.65

25.40

34.50

.74

298.43

UC-Santa Barbara

49

8.56

14.08

21.00

.67

179.83

South Carolina

50

8.41

30.99

46.33

.67

389.44

NOTES:

WTFAC = WTOT/FACSIZE = Department score for publications per faculty member, controlling for journal quality
TOTAL = Raw score for number of publications in top journals
FACSIZE = Average number of political science faculty, 1986-96
PUBFAC = TOTAL/FACSIZE = Publications per faculty member
WTOT = Publications weighted by Garand's (1990) journal impact score

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