• August 27, 2014

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Cell and Developmental Biology

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
Arizona State U.
Molecular and Cellular Biology
64 112 44 108 58 114 65 100 84 116
Baylor College of Medicine
Cell & Molecular Biology
7 44 7 62 24 83 12 43 26 95
Baylor College of Medicine
Developmental Biology
9 47 12 66 9 82 46 82 10 54
Baylor College of Medicine
Molecular & Cellular Biology
5 27 5 46 43 100 42 81 6 26
Boston U.
Pathology & Cell and Molecular Biology
31 91 54 110 6 59 48 85 39 88
Brown U.
BIOMED: Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry
60 107 53 108 70 113 43 84 40 90
Carnegie Mellon U.
Biological Sciences
42 103 49 109 9 66 22 61 21 77
Colorado State U.
Cell & Molecular Biology
106 121 88 119 89 118 71 108 107 120
Columbia U.
Cell Biology and Pathobiology
13 67 8 65 58 117 66 104 13 47
Cornell U.
Weill Grad School of Medical Sci - Cell Bio & Genetics
14 58 4 27 51 106 53 90 8 42
Duke U.
Cell Biology
21 78 19 86 13 78 83 112 13 44
Duke U.
Molecular Cancer Biology
4 32 4 41 5 64 73 107 6 25
Emory U.
Biochemistry, Cell and Developmental Biology (BCDB)
14 67 9 62 6 56 19 65 35 84
Georgetown U.
Cell Biology
67 111 61 112 44 115 14 65 44 111
Georgetown U.
Tumor Biology
18 78 10 70 49 103 46 89 26 81
Harvard U.
DMS-Biological and Biomedical Sciences
2 7 2 18 22 79 60 99 1 2
Indiana U. at Blooming-
ton

Molecular Cellular & Developmental Biology
44 92 77 110 4 48 12 45 26 67
Iowa State U.
Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology
55 104 83 116 12 70 46 89 37 88
Johns Hopkins U.
Cell Biology
9 48 6 56 32 105 10 44 18 82
Johns Hopkins U.
Cellular & Molecular Medicine
2 15 3 32 14 74 27 70 3 11
Lehigh U.
Biological Sciences
110 122 104 120 46 116 20 68 89 121
Loyola U. Chicago
Cell Biology, Neurobiology, & Anatomy
99 118 73 115 3 70 61 98 87 118
Massachu-
setts Institute of Technology

Biology/Cell and Developmental
1 1 1 1 31 97 55 94 1 2
Miami U. (Ohio)
Botany
111 121 114 121 37 107 14 51 102 118
Michigan State U.
Cell and Molecular Biology
28 86 43 104 4 51 20 62 41 95
New Mexico State U. at Las Cruces
Biology
69 112 72 116 83 119 1 6 90 119
New York U.
Cell and Developmental Biology
29 99 22 100 28 102 22 55 50 103
New York U.
Cellular & Molecular Biology/Sackler Inst
9 51 10 73 7 59 20 62 9 31
New York U.
Developmental Genetics/Sackler
4 27 7 53 3 64 4 16 4 49
New York U.
Molecular Oncology and Immunology/Sackler
7 33 8 61 5 61 5 16 15 56
Ohio State U. Main Campus
Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
41 100 35 106 18 82 24 64 30 87
Oregon Health and Science U.
Cell and Developmental Biology
81 115 27 98 120 122 118 121 17 94
Oregon State U.
Molecular and Cellular Biology
78 114 29 104 62 106 108 118 87 114
Pennsyl-
vania State U.

Cell and Molecular Biology
43 100 54 109 5 54 80 109 52 101
Purdue U. Main Campus
Basic Medical Sciences
45 91 110 120 6 66 2 8 21 74
Purdue U. Main Campus
Cell and Developmental Biology
38 95 74 114 66 115 15 51 24 75
Rutgers U. at New Brunswick and U. of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey at Piscataway
Cell and Developmental Biology
44 102 36 103 24 91 15 49 79 114
San Diego State U. and U. of California at San Diego
Biology (Cell and Molecular)
48 103 30 99 23 87 110 119 44 94
Stanford U.
Cancer Biology
5 27 6 55 20 85 29 72 4 16
Stanford U.
Developmental Biology
2 10 2 7 60 117 69 104 3 7
State U. of New York at Stony Brook
Anatomical Sciences
87 119 82 116 46 114 115 121 68 120
State U. of New York at Stony Brook
Molecular and Cellular Biology
14 56 16 77 16 78 23 64 12 44
State U. of New York Upstate Medical U.
Anatomy & Cell Biology
36 98 38 101 62 113 72 106 22 86
Temple U.
Anatomy & Cell Biology
112 122 113 121 7 104 11 52 111 122
Texas A&M U.
Veterinary Anatomy
92 117 78 116 10 98 15 50 110 121
Thomas Jefferson U.
Cell and Developmental Biology
24 90 6 62 22 80 97 117 33 90
Tufts U.
Cell Biology/Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology
33 96 18 92 9 83 23 68 41 99
Tulane U.
Cell and Molecular Biology
103 118 103 120 41 107 2 8 96 120
U. of Alabama at Birmingham
Cell Biology
15 74 22 102 24 95 32 72 15 56
U. of Arizona
Cancer Biology
22 84 23 95 23 104 9 33 44 101
U. of Arizona
Cell Biology & Anatomy
49 104 25 97 84 121 6 25 58 112
U. of Arkansas Main Campus
Cell and Molecular Biology
97 119 54 112 84 116 52 85 114 122
U. of California at Berkeley
Cell and Developmental Biology
6 34 7 57 17 104 37 81 5 20
U. of California at Davis
Cell & Developmental Biology
42 100 46 106 68 113 23 62 62 105
U. of California at Irvine
Developmental And Cell Biology
18 75 15 80 14 102 19 55 34 90
U. of California at Los Angeles
Cell and Develomental Biology
13 60 14 77 42 99 16 51 8 39
U. of California at San Francisco
Cell Biology
3 18 2 8 87 118 93 115 4 13
U. of California at Santa Barbara
Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
49 102 33 99 19 86 101 118 56 99
U. of California at Santa Cruz
Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
30 94 16 87 18 83 21 60 22 79
U. of Chicago
Cancer Biology
10 58 14 80 8 82 63 99 21 68
U. of Chicago
Developmental Biology
12 63 16 90 13 76 6 27 16 72
U. of Chicago
Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology
21 93 10 82 18 86 71 108 22 102
U. of Chicago
Organismal Biology & Anatomy
101 118 98 117 26 105 121 122 83 116
U. of Cincinnati Main Campus
Cell and Molecular Biology
32 93 15 82 20 83 44 83 64 109
U. of Cincinnati Main Campus
Molecular and Developmental Biology
17 80 6 61 21 86 88 111 31 83
U. of Colorado at Boulder
Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
21 87 8 69 45 105 90 111 26 82
U. of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
Cell and Developmental Biology
66 109 58 112 18 93 38 86 63 106
U. of Connec-
ticut

Cell Biology Ph.D.
103 120 48 109 100 120 52 88 96 120
U. of Connec-
ticut

Biomed Sci: Cell Biology
26 91 11 81 34 109 29 73 24 79
U. of Connec-
ticut

Biomed Sci: Skeletal, Craniofacial and Oral Bio
43 105 28 106 69 117 16 61 47 99
U. of Florida
Medical Sciences: Molecular Cell Biology
35 96 25 94 4 38 63 98 54 99
U. of Georgia
Cellular Biology
19 89 42 105 3 109 1 3 22 106
U. of Hawaii-
Manoa

Cell & Molecular Biology
56 103 53 111 5 43 105 119 71 113
U. of Houston main campus
Cellular, Molecular and Developmental Biology
80 113 57 112 87 118 26 68 51 97
U. of Illinois at Chicago
Anatomy & Cell Biology
25 94 44 111 6 72 13 56 46 100
U. of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign

Cell and Developmental Biology
21 80 22 93 82 117 20 59 22 64
U. of Iowa
Anatomy and Cell Biology
69 116 29 102 115 122 119 122 23 111
U. of Iowa
Free Radical and Radiation Biology
9 43 16 75 34 100 33 77 8 73
U. of Iowa
Molecular and Cellular Biology
24 86 16 83 16 72 87 111 33 78
U. of Kansas
Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
97 117 79 117 66 115 41 89 70 110
U. of Kansas
Anatomy and Cell Biology
40 101 45 110 2 28 19 61 24 93
U. of Maryland at College Park
Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
41 100 41 103 55 109 20 59 29 75
U. of Maryland at College Park
Molecular and Cell Biology
47 99 42 101 30 95 25 66 45 90
U. of Massachu-
setts at Amherst

Molecular and Cellular Biology
52 102 53 106 64 110 12 40 36 97
U. of Massachu-
setts at Worcester

Cellular & Molecular Biology
22 87 9 76 13 95 21 70 21 81
U. of Miami
Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology
48 105 32 103 89 118 10 35 77 112
U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Cell and Developmental Biology
52 105 25 95 114 122 12 54 32 105
U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Cellular and Molecular Biology
11 65 6 59 32 99 68 100 21 69
U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
6 34 10 67 8 77 4 13 9 42
U. of Minnesota-
Twin Cities

Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics
28 94 30 100 9 82 43 85 35 91
U. of Missouri at Kansas City
Cell Biology & Biophysics
117 122 120 121 12 86 78 114 90 114
U. of Missouri at Kansas City
Oral Biology
36 109 32 105 10 79 66 108 56 118
U. of Nevada at Reno
Cellular and Molecular Physiology and Pharmacology
41 107 16 93 57 117 84 115 49 115
U. of Nevada at Reno
Cellular and Molecular Biology
64 111 37 105 46 117 71 104 91 119
U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Cell & Developmental Biology
32 101 16 91 75 114 65 101 59 106
U. of North Dakota Main Campus
Anatomy & Cell Biology
113 122 121 122 1 6 102 118 97 119
U. of Pennsyl-
vania

Biomed Grad Studies-Cell and Developmental Bio
5 38 6 57 9 61 68 103 4 19
U. of Pittsburgh Main Campus
Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology
20 83 10 78 5 42 76 105 56 106
U. of Pittsburgh Main Campus
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
33 100 20 96 6 55 62 99 62 107
U. of Rhode Island
Cell & Molecular Biology
115 122 101 120 70 115 83 113 120 122
U. of Southern California
Craniofacial Biology
63 108 36 102 112 121 96 117 58 108
U. of Southern California
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
35 90 37 101 19 79 29 73 43 93
U. of Southern California
Pathobiology
26 85 35 97 6 71 51 88 28 79
U. of Texas at Austin
Cell and Molecular Biology
17 76 10 70 99 119 108 119 20 65
U. of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and U. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Cancer Biology
2 9 2 10 5 50 7 25 11 53
U. of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and U. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Genes and Development
8 48 6 56 35 94 1 6 23 70
U. of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and U. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Molecular Carcinogenesis
17 78 16 102 3 59 9 39 32 95
U. of Utah
Oncological Sciences
44 104 55 112 5 50 73 106 17 68
U. of Vermont
Cell and Molecular Biology
53 106 19 98 54 103 101 117 72 106
U. of Virginia
Cell Biology
25 86 26 96 22 98 21 64 23 76
U. of Wisconsin at Madison
Cellular and Molecular Biology
19 74 13 82 53 108 58 95 9 43
U. of Wisconsin at Madison
Cancer Biology
16 76 17 92 13 76 63 99 20 68
Vanderbilt U.
Cancer Biology
10 57 12 81 5 54 7 28 21 74
Vanderbilt U.
Cell & Developmental Biology
33 92 25 88 30 91 59 98 26 71
Vanderbilt U.
Pathology
45 100 43 108 8 78 6 22 47 108
Virginia Common-
wealth U.

Anatomy
53 100 103 120 1 11 101 117 22 74
Wake Forest U.
Cancer Biology
21 77 55 110 1 17 9 37 19 80
Washing-
ton U. in St. Louis

Developmental Biology
7 54 9 69 25 104 72 105 7 34
Washing-
ton U. in St. Louis

Molecular Cell Biology
7 48 8 71 23 90 82 112 4 16
Wayne State U.
Anatomy and Cell Biology
71 111 72 115 37 108 11 49 80 116
Wayne State U.
Cancer Biology
31 93 18 93 3 29 33 77 54 103
Yale U.
Cell Biology
6 36 7 66 84 116 83 112 7 29
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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