• October 31, 2014

Doctoral Programs by the Numbers

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Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literature

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.
Spanish
5 17 7 24 21 48 2 17 22 46
Boston College
Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literature
52 60 47 54 15 54 28 43 42 55
Boston U.
Hispanic Language and Literature
16 49 7 23 31 57 1 17 17 45
Brown U.
Hispanic Studies
1 7 1 4 4 33 42 54 2 23
City U. of New York Graduate Center
Hispanic & Luso-Brazilian Lit. and Languages
32 56 7 26 58 60 3 20 14 44
Columbia U.
Spanish and Portuguese
24 54 6 18 59 60 27 45 2 15
Cornell U.
Romance Studies-Spanish
8 28 6 22 1 25 44 55 4 24
Duke U.
Romance Studies - Spanish
16 43 20 38 15 53 1 15 14 39
Emory U.
Spanish
45 59 59 60 2 26 40 52 31 51
Florida Inter-
national U.

Spanish
53 60 14 36 54 58 9 31 59 60
Florida State U.
Spanish
40 59 54 58 1 22 42 54 18 49
Georgetown U.
Spanish
13 38 18 33 18 48 22 40 4 29
Indiana U. at Blooming-
ton

Spanish
17 45 46 54 27 55 45 55 8 42
Michigan State U.
Spanish Language, Literature and Culture
30 54 48 55 4 39 11 32 26 47
New York U.
Spanish and Portuguese
6 24 5 15 26 54 14 32 1 13
Ohio State U. Main Campus
Spanish and Portuguese
14 39 21 37 6 31 31 47 5 32
Pennsyl-
vania State U.

Spanish
1 7 13 30 1 13 24 40 2 26
Princeton U.
Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literature
8 34 13 32 2 46 4 23 10 44
Purdue U. Main Campus
Foreign Languages & Literatures
10 33 38 50 9 40 17 36 3 23
Rutgers U. at New Brunswick
Spanish
35 57 36 47 33 52 3 19 31 50
Stanford U.
Spanish
2 10 2 4 33 55 4 22 11 42
State U. of New York at Albany
Spanish
30 54 28 42 54 58 25 42 42 59
State U. of New York at Stony Brook
Hispanic Languages and Literature
18 44 15 35 27 50 6 25 16 43
Temple U.
Spanish
47 59 46 55 13 37 22 39 41 56
Texas Tech U.
Spanish
15 47 19 38 28 56 39 52 45 60
Tulane U.
Spanish and Portuguese
21 47 30 45 5 38 24 42 8 39
U. at Buffalo (SUNY)
Spanish Language and Literature
50 60 55 59 16 46 21 38 27 51
U. of Arizona
Spanish
31 54 51 57 1 17 36 51 35 54
U. of California at Berkeley
Hispanic Languages and Literatures
5 16 5 16 11 45 38 52 3 24
U. of California at Davis
Spanish
1 6 2 6 11 39 5 26 13 42
U. of California at Irvine
Spanish
27 53 6 23 34 55 53 58 5 35
U. of California at Los Angeles
Hispanic Language and Literature
7 27 19 35 4 44 33 48 8 31
U. of California at Riverside
Hispanic Studies
33 59 25 44 1 40 58 60 43 57
U. of California at Santa Barbara
Hispanic Languages & Literatures
12 37 18 35 9 45 35 49 10 41
U. of Colorado at Boulder
Spanish
25 52 33 48 8 36 3 22 8 46
U. of Connec-
ticut

Spanish Ph.D.
31 57 18 39 37 56 26 46 11 52
U. of Florida
Romance Languages: Spanish
37 57 37 46 31 52 8 28 39 58
U. of Houston main campus
Spanish Language and Literature
21 46 5 16 56 59 5 23 40 57
U. of Illinois at Chicago
Hispanic Studies
45 59 44 51 24 54 5 23 50 59
U. of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign

Spanish
7 23 41 51 12 46 1 8 15 39
U. of Iowa
Spanish
8 28 11 33 1 12 13 32 37 57
U. of Kansas
Spanish
19 49 20 35 3 41 52 57 8 34
U. of Kentucky
Hispanic Studies
4 15 4 14 9 46 14 34 22 47
U. of Maryland at College Park
Spanish Language & Literature
21 50 40 51 17 53 1 11 11 36
U. of Massachu-
setts at Amherst

Hispanic Literatures and Linguistics
18 44 36 46 36 55 2 19 38 56
U. of Miami
Romance Studies (concentrations: French, Spanish)
26 50 52 57 15 43 5 23 32 57
U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Romance Languages and Literature - Spanish
10 29 15 33 26 50 10 30 15 41
U. of Minnesota-
Twin Cities

Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Linguistics
29 54 32 44 14 49 36 50 5 22
U. of New Mexico Main Campus
Spanish and Portuguese
20 46 46 55 1 14 28 46 27 50
U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Romance Languages - Spanish
30 54 58 60 19 49 39 52 4 34
U. of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Spanish
12 40 27 42 1 38 50 57 44 58
U. of Pennsyl-
vania

Spanish
21 51 11 29 17 47 55 59 12 36
U. of Pittsburgh Main Campus
Hispanic Languages and Literatures
4 13 11 30 12 36 7 28 9 38
U. of Tennessee
Spanish
10 33 30 46 2 25 12 33 54 59
U. of Texas at Austin
Spanish
16 47 12 32 12 52 55 60 1 19
U. of Virginia
Spanish, Italian & Portuguese
9 29 10 23 3 26 57 60 1 7
U. of Wisconsin at Madison
Spanish
41 59 54 58 10 44 43 54 9 46
Vanderbilt U.
Spanish
8 28 4 11 27 52 25 44 4 27
Washing-
ton U. in St. Louis

Hispanic Languages and Literature
14 39 32 45 5 35 1 15 39 56
Yale U.
Spanish and Portuguese
1 4 1 2 18 45 22 40 1 7
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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