Urban and Regional Planning Faculty Rank 7th in the Nation


The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked the Urban and Regional Planning faculty at Rutgers 7th in the nation for scholarly productivity in a 2007 review of 375 universities. The ranking accounts for book and journal publications, citations, grants and awards.


Faculty Rank 7th in NationNearly half (47 %) of Rutgers’ Urban and Regional Planning faculty have published books, second only to Columbia University in the survey. Rutgers tied with Washington for the highest number of Urban and Regional Planning faculty with 36. Overall, the RU faculty ranked 7th, behind North Carolina (Chapel Hill), UC Berkeley, Columbia, Washington, UC Irvine and UCLA. Rutgers ranked ahead of Illinois, Ohio State and Maryland.


The Chronicle’s review, or index, captured 217,254 faculty nationally who are listed on the Web sites of university Ph.D. programs.  Faculty members were judged on up to five factors, depending on the most important variables in the given discipline:

Roland Anglin and Kathe Newman
Professors Roland Anglin and Kathe Newman
  • books published
  • journal publications
  • citations of journal articles
  • federal-grant dollars awarded
  • honors and awards


Publications, including journal articles and citations from publications, account for 60 percent of the score. Grants accounted for 30 percent of the score and awards the remaining 10 percent.


The Bloustein School was ranked 8th among the nation’s top graduate schools in urban planning for 2007 by Planetizen, a Los Angeles-based planning and development network.


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