Oregon State Forestry and Ag programs score high in QS World University Rankings

Oregon State University’s Forestry and Agriculture programs rank 8th in the world, according to the recently released QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Out of more than 199 programs evaluated, OSU’s College of Forestry and College of Agricultural Sciences programs’ strong performance in the number of publications, number of times mentioned in surveys, and degrees offered in the subject area placed them in the top tier of institutions worldwide. The programs’ #4 ranking in research citations further supports the H2 ranking of research citations which placed OSU’s College of Forestry in the top 1% of forestry programs worldwide.

OSU also ranked among the top 150 institutions in earth and marine sciences and environmental studies.

For these rankings, QS Intelligence Unit (QSIU) – a division of QS Quacquarelli Symonds, an international higher education data-research firm – evaluated 2,858 universities and ranked 678 institutions in total. Now in its third year, the QS World University Rankings by Subject is an extension of the overall QS World University Rankings. According to the company's website, the by-subject rankings are designed to “provide comparative information at discipline level and to highlight the excellence of institutions in specialist areas.”

The by-subject rankings' methodology draws six indicators together – academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per faculty, faculty-student ratio, proportion of international students and proportion of international faculty – to form an international ranking of universities.

For more information and a full list of 2013 rankings, visit the QSIU website at www.topuniversities.com.