• December 20, 2014

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American Studies

The National Research Council assessed programs according to 21 different criteria. Here are the NRC's five major ratings summarizing those criteria. For a detailed explanation, see our FAQ.

S-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they are strong in the criteria that scholars say are most important.
Research: Derived from faculty publications, citation rates, grants, and awards.
Students: Derived from students' completion rates, financial aid, and other criteria.
Diversity: Reflects gender balance, ethnic diversity, and the proportion of international students.
R-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they have similar features to programs viewed by faculty as top-notch.
Institution, program S-Rank High S-Rank Low Research High Research Low Students High Students Low Diversity High Diversity Low R-Rank High R-Rank Low
Boston U.
American & New England Studies
16 21 6 15 18 22 22 22 11 20
Bowling Green State U.
American Culture Studies
7 14 10 19 1 5 13 17 9 21
Brown U.
American Civilization
4 11 5 14 4 13 7 11 4 16
College of William and Mary
American Studies
5 13 1 4 10 18 12 17 7 19
Florida Atlantic U.
Comparative Studies
N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R
George Washing-
ton U.

American Studies
17 21 12 20 5 19 16 20 15 22
Harvard U.
Hist. Of American Civ.
1 4 1 3 1 9 14 18 1 3
Indiana U. at Blooming-
ton

American Studies
4 14 12 20 1 15 8 12 3 14
Michigan State U.
American Studies
9 15 11 20 4 11 10 14 8 20
New York U.
American Studies
1 5 1 4 5 14 1 6 3 10
Purdue U. Main Campus
American Studies
15 21 6 16 18 22 13 18 6 21
U. at Buffalo (SUNY)
American Studies
3 9 6 15 6 13 5 9 3 11
U. of Hawaii-
Manoa

American Studies
22 22 6 14 17 22 19 21 16 22
U. of Iowa
American Studies
17 21 20 22 11 18 19 21 13 22
U. of Kansas
American Studies
15 19 17 21 14 20 9 13 11 22
U. of Maryland at College Park
American Studies
7 14 10 19 11 17 3 8 6 17
U. of Massachu-
setts at Amherst

Afro-American Studies
6 14 6 16 3 11 1 3 4 17
U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor
American Culture
8 14 6 14 6 15 3 7 4 13
U. of Minnesota-
Twin Cities

American Studies
4 13 6 16 1 7 4 9 3 14
U. of New Mexico Main Campus
American Studies
14 17 20 22 14 19 3 8 6 19
U. of Texas at Austin
American Studies
16 20 15 20 18 21 16 21 7 18
Washing-
ton State U.

Program in American Studies
3 9 5 8 3 12 1 4 4 16
Yale U.
American Studies
1 4 1 4 1 7 12 16 1 2
Methodology: This interactive tool is based on rankings developed by the NRC. For a complete explanation of the methods the research council used, go to its site; registration may be required.

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