Iowa State Ag Econ/Policy ranks #3 worldwide

Iowa State University features in the Top 10 out of 26,000+ degree-granting institutions of higher education worldwide in 2 subjects. The inaugural subjects ranking by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), publisher of the largest academic ranking of global universities was released on Monday, April 3rd 2017 (at

Iowa State University ranked #3 worldwide in Agricultural Economics & Policy with a score of 97.43, and #8 in Agriculture, Dairy & Animal Science (score: 94.32).

Overall, this ranks Iowa State University #166 among global institutions with the most Top-10 placements. This is an outstanding achievement.

Methodology: The CWUR Rankings by Subject 2017 highlights the world’s elite universities in the sciences and the social sciences, based on the number of research articles in top-tier journals. Data is obtained from Clarivate Analytics (previously the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters). More information about the methodology is available at:

About the Center for World University Rankings: In addition to providing consultation for governments and universities, the Center for World University Rankings provides authoritative global university rankings, which are trusted by students, academics, university administrators, and government officials from around the world.

(Released April 2017)