In the report, U.S. News ranked the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University 31st in its rankings of the best medical schools for research, tying with Ohio State University College of Medicine. The 2018 ranking is a four-place improvement from the school’s ranking as 35th in the 2017 findings published last year.
In the primary care rankings for top medical schools, the Alpert School came in 21st, tying with the University of Iowa’s Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and the University of Rochester. This also marks an improvement, as the Alpert School ranked 32nd in the 2017 primary care list.
Multiple Brown graduate-level social sciences and humanities graduate-level programs, ranked by their department chair and senior faculty, appeared on the list. These are:
Economics (19th) and Development Economics (6th)
English (13th); tied with Duke University
History (16th); tied with the University of Texas Austin
Political Science (40th); tied with Florida State University, George Washington University, the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Pittsburgh
Psychology (26th); tied with Johns Hopkins, Pennsylvania State University-University Park, University of California Davis, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Iowa, University of Pittsburgh, University of Southern California, University of Washington and Vanderbilt University
Sociology (24th); tied with University of Arizona and University of Maryland College Park
Comparisons to the 2017 list of social sciences and humanities schools were unavailable.
URI’s College of Nursing tied for 79th-best in the nation in this year’s U.S. News report, tied with University of Massachusetts Worcester and Northeastern University. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the state’s flagship nursing program cost $25,752 in 2016 and grants, inclusive of NIH funding, totaled $602,900 last year.
The graduate nursing program was ranked 128th in last year’s U.S. News findings.
In a sort of honorable mention, Roger Williams School of Law, the state’s sole law school, was listed among the “other schools to consider” at the bottom of the report, as well as the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s law school. In the 2017 rankings neither RWU nor UMass Dartmouth were listed – the latter because it was only provisionally approved by the American Bar Association as of Jan. 1, 2016.
However, in a separate ranking, the RWU Law School’s diversity index was measured at 0.42 out of 1.0. The largest minority at the school is Hispanics, which account for 9 percent of the student body. Diversity at UMass Dartmouth was 0.44 out of 1.0, with 10 percent of the student body identifying as Hispanic. This data was collected by U.S. News from each of the law schools.
In the full-time master’s of business administration rankings, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania moved up three places to tie with Harvard University at No. 1. The Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago followed at No. 3, while Stanford University, the Sloan School of Business at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University tied at No. 4.
Graduate-level disciplines ranked by U.S. News are evaluated on factors including employment rates and starting salaries for graduates and standardized test scores of newly enrolled students.