Pac-12 Info

Rankings and the PAC-12

The University of Utah ranks #47 in the U.S. and #82 in the world (2010 Academic Ranking of World Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ.) – ahead of six other Pac-12 schools. The Pac-12 schools ahead of the U in world rankings include:

  • Cal-Berkeley – #2
  • Stanford – #3
  • UCLA – #13
  • Washington – #16
  • USC – #46

The Webometrics ranking of world universities puts the University of Utah at #48—ahead of five other Pac-12 schools.

The U is ranked among the top 25 public U.S. research universities (2009 Top American Research Universities, Ctr. for Measuring University Performance).

We're #34 in the world according to the University of Groningen Ranking of Top 100 Comprehensive Research Universities, 1998-2008.

The U comes in at #51 in the U.S. and #83 in the world (2010 London Times Higher Education World Ranking of Universities).

When it comes to federal research and development (R&D) funding, the U ranks #56 among U.S. universities (2010 National Science Foundation).

For a full listing of all the latest rankings for University of Utah colleges, departments, and programs, see

Additional Notable Rankings

David Eccles School of Business (DESB):

  • U.S. News & World Report – 2011 rankings put DESB at #66 nationally.
  • DESB Professional MBA program shows a 25 percent increase in the average salary of graduates.
  • Ranked #6 for highest program graduation rate (97%), #11 in the percentage of tenured faculty teaching in the program, and was rated a "best" for job changers.

University of Utah Health Care (UUHC) is ranked #1 in Quality among academic medical centers

  • UUHC has been named one of the "Top 100 Wired Hospitals" in the U.S.
  • The 21st annual survey of America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report marks University Health Care's 17th appearance in the report of the finest health care systems in the U.S.
  • This year, University Health Care made the list in two categories: pulmonary, and ear, nose and throat services (ENT).
    • The magazine evaluated 4,852 hospitals and only 152 were ranked in even a single specialty.
    • These numbers place University of Utah Health Care in the top 3 percent of hospitals nationwide.

College of Engineering came in at #65 in the latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report.

U.S. News & World Report lists the U as having a student/faculty ratio of 15 to 1—the best in the state—as well as a very high freshman retention rate of 81.2 percent.

U.S. News & World Report recognizes the U for having an undergraduate student population with one of the least amounts of debt.

  • Only 40 percent of students graduating from the U have some college debt, averaging $15,201.
  • The list represents schools whose class of 2009 graduated with the lightest debt loads (data include loans taken out by students from their colleges, from private financial institutions, and from federal, state and local governments. Parents' loans are not included).