James Madison University: Rankings

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James Madison University ranked 233rd in the United States and 845th in the World 2022 overall rankings, plus got TOP 50% in 46 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for James Madison University is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 6,996 publications and 198,652 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 64 notable alumni .

Rank Ranking
#845 of 14,134 In the World
#263 of 2,597 In North America
#233 of 2,496 In the United States
#7 of 63 In Virginia
#1 of 2 In Harrisonburg
#290 of 1,378 For Education Majors
#307 of 1,006 For Early Childhood Education
#353 of 1,774 For Social Psychology
#770 of 7,351 For Alumni Impact
#541 of 14,134 For Non-academic Prominence
Top50% For 43 other topics

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Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

James Madison University ranked 228th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United States and 655th in the World with 2,163 publications made and 38,316 citations received. Main research topics: Sociology, Political Science, Education Majors, Communications and Public Relations, Demography.

Rank Ranking
#228 of 1,262 In the United States
#256 of 1,341 In North America
#655 of 5,074 In the World

James Madison University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 18 20
1992 5 1
1993 10 7
1994 5 6
1995 9 4
1996 25 28
1997 16 10
1998 16 19
1999 22 14
2000 25 69
2001 29 20
2002 35 27
2003 29 99
2004 53 132
2005 56 162
2006 51 91
2007 72 129
2008 91 123
2009 85 214
2010 102 257
2011 118 168
2012 114 202
2013 85 187
2014 119 186
2015 148 299
2016 129 204
2017 136 277
2018 96 57
2019 114 104
2020 131 128
2021 129 111
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Education Majors 128 143 290
Early Childhood Education 164 177 307
Anthropology 164 188 370
Special Education 168 188 374
Law Enforcement 192 214 393
Media Studies 149 175 394
International Relations and Diplomacy 165 187 451
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies 243 268 492
Gender Studies 208 235 495
Communications and Public Relations 196 223 498
Criminology and Criminal Justice 278 308 535
Political Economy 195 224 543
Sociology 201 232 558
Art History 243 275 583
Broadcast Journalism 224 253 583
Genealogy 222 253 585
Public Policy / Administration 210 240 588
Political Science 211 239 602
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 205 237 608
Social Work 281 317 609
History 261 291 615
International Law 205 237 621
Library and Information science 213 240 623
Aesthetics 207 237 638
Military science 295 328 642
Law 254 283 650
Journalism and Digital Media 203 233 666
Occupational Safety and Health 247 276 666
Sports / Exercise science 209 241 695
Philosophy 259 293 706
Linguistics 191 219 754
Classics and Ancient History 334 367 804
Publishing 281 317 876
Archaeology 298 335 948
Demography 261 295 1021

Psychology

James Madison University ranked 208th for Psychology in the United States and 517th in the World with 1,320 publications made and 75,176 citations received. Main research topics: Social Psychology, Education Majors, Child Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science.

Rank Ranking
#208 of 981 In the United States
#236 of 1,047 In North America
#517 of 3,654 In the World

James Madison University
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 13 35
1992 1 5
1993 11 19
1994 3 4
1995 7 21
1996 24 68
1997 18 41
1998 17 81
1999 22 43
2000 18 354
2001 14 92
2002 12 38
2003 20 123
2004 31 483
2005 37 440
2006 28 72
2007 41 177
2008 48 389
2009 39 178
2010 69 458
2011 70 416
2012 84 399
2013 59 211
2014 75 214
2015 100 157
2016 76 236
2017 82 174
2018 34 33
2019 45 66
2020 50 114
2021 78 40
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Education Majors 128 143 290
Social Psychology 177 202 353
Special Education 168 188 374
Sexology 201 230 400
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 187 214 443
Cognitive Science 172 198 452
Child Psychology 233 262 508
Clinical Psychology 244 274 568
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 205 237 608
Social Work 281 317 609
Psychiatry 256 287 724

Medicine

James Madison University ranked 289th for Medicine in the United States and 1230th in the World with 1,142 publications made and 27,076 citations received. Main research topics: Health Science, Clinical Psychology, Healthcare Management (MHA), Physical Therapy, Nursing.

Rank Ranking
#289 of 1,040 In the United States
#323 of 1,110 In North America
#1230 of 4,740 In the World

James Madison University
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 4 6
1992 1 1
1993 5 1
1994 4 5
1995 1 1
1996 17 44
1997 11 17
1998 14 24
1999 18 28
2000 16 37
2001 12 29
2002 11 21
2003 17 81
2004 29 89
2005 25 167
2006 44 51
2007 34 107
2008 37 89
2009 43 101
2010 46 105
2011 52 170
2012 59 225
2013 50 63
2014 65 95
2015 74 135
2016 49 70
2017 73 169
2018 49 55
2019 78 96
2020 73 59
2021 81 79
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Audiology 164 190 505
Clinical Psychology 244 274 568
Social Work 281 317 609
Health Science 226 247 663
Nursing 242 272 669
Sports / Exercise science 209 241 695
Healthcare Management (MHA) 227 260 702
Psychiatry 256 287 724
Gerontology 255 289 769
Sports Medicine 229 262 802
Physical Therapy 250 283 919
Public Health 277 311 985
Anatomy and Physiology 293 326 1262

Business

James Madison University ranked 201st for Business in the United States and 643rd in the World with 1,052 publications made and 31,293 citations received. Main research topics: Marketing, Management Information Systems, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Public Policy / Administration, Accounting.

Rank Ranking
#201 of 834 In the United States
#230 of 900 In North America
#643 of 4,004 In the World

James Madison University
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 6 4
1992 2 0
1993 2 8
1994 2 6
1995 2 2
1996 17 15
1997 15 15
1998 18 38
1999 21 65
2000 25 150
2001 20 60
2002 17 106
2003 23 58
2004 25 64
2005 33 95
2006 28 101
2007 39 115
2008 65 57
2009 49 82
2010 63 230
2011 71 42
2012 53 202
2013 49 296
2014 65 131
2015 68 73
2016 70 96
2017 42 89
2018 26 36
2019 28 58
2020 32 33
2021 48 30
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Engineering Management 93 105 255
Accounting 115 131 293
Tax Law 170 194 448
Construction Management 114 135 453
Management 184 212 552
Real Estate 186 209 560
Marketing 198 225 580
Public Policy / Administration 210 240 588
Operations Research 157 186 591
Management Information Systems 168 193 594
Entertainment Industry Business 197 223 612
Human Resource Management 186 215 617
Advertising 217 244 619
Investment Banking and Stock trading 200 224 658
Occupational Safety and Health 247 276 666
Finance 214 241 677
Actuarial Science 243 271 765
Project Management 208 238 784
International Business 225 257 894
Hospitality and Hotel Management 130 155 924

Computer Science

James Madison University ranked 253rd for Computer Science in the United States and 1038th in the World with 794 publications made and 27,992 citations received. Main research topics: Management Information Systems, Cognitive Science, Cyber Security, Multimedia, Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Rank Ranking
#253 of 858 In the United States
#288 of 927 In North America
#1038 of 4,394 In the World

James Madison University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 2 0
1992 1 0
1993 1 0
1994 2 0
1995 1 1
1996 15 16
1997 6 9
1998 8 12
1999 14 44
2000 9 282
2001 10 29
2002 15 49
2003 25 65
2004 22 69
2005 22 62
2006 23 61
2007 16 30
2008 34 141
2009 30 49
2010 40 90
2011 37 77
2012 40 175
2013 36 181
2014 54 238
2015 52 47
2016 45 127
2017 45 91
2018 35 86
2019 30 50
2020 42 29
2021 36 23
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Cognitive Science 172 198 452
Cyber Security 145 167 497
Multimedia 169 190 552
Management Information Systems 168 193 594
Library and Information science 213 240 623
Software Engineering 203 235 837
Information Technology 237 269 839
Data Science 213 243 851
Artificial Intelligence (AI) 332 376 1913

Mathematics

James Madison University ranked 178th for Mathematics in the United States and 646th in the World with 667 publications made and 18,478 citations received. Main research topics: Math Teachers, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Statistics, Operations Research, Actuarial Science.

Rank Ranking
#178 of 684 In the United States
#206 of 744 In North America
#646 of 3,376 In the World

James Madison University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 3 8
1992 3 1
1993 0 0
1994 1 0
1995 0 0
1996 12 26
1997 13 10
1998 8 7
1999 10 46
2000 11 30
2001 7 6
2002 9 12
2003 23 70
2004 20 49
2005 18 63
2006 15 56
2007 18 31
2008 32 101
2009 27 170
2010 42 32
2011 32 46
2012 41 84
2013 22 190
2014 34 107
2015 41 50
2016 45 58
2017 32 29
2018 23 165
2019 38 29
2020 28 24
2021 36 12
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Math Teachers 116 128 244
Statistics 169 195 566
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 169 195 583
Operations Research 157 186 591
Actuarial Science 243 271 765

Engineering

James Madison University ranked 314th for Engineering in the United States and 2075th in the World with 586 publications made and 7,168 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Operations Research, Engineering Management, Construction Management, Aerospace Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#314 of 756 In the United States
#358 of 818 In North America
#2075 of 4,626 In the World

James Madison University
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 0
1992 2 0
1993 2 0
1994 1 0
1995 0 0
1996 7 8
1997 6 1
1998 2 5
1999 20 24
2000 20 41
2001 16 13
2002 19 24
2003 23 33
2004 24 26
2005 21 22
2006 15 17
2007 11 10
2008 23 9
2009 21 16
2010 33 18
2011 37 30
2012 24 37
2013 31 14
2014 29 25
2015 42 52
2016 38 39
2017 23 46
2018 20 19
2019 20 15
2020 23 38
2021 16 4
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Engineering Management 93 105 255
Construction Management 114 135 453
Operations Research 157 186 591
Aerospace Engineering 213 239 697
Civil Engineering 127 154 711
Mining Engineering 139 170 782
Industrial Engineering 167 196 960
Materials Science 407 455 2857

Physics

James Madison University ranked 394th for Physics in the United States and 2401st in the World with 552 publications made and 23,790 citations received. Main research topics: Nuclear Physics, Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Atomic and Molecular physics.

Rank Ranking
#394 of 721 In the United States
#442 of 781 In North America
#2401 of 4,083 In the World

James Madison University
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 0 0
1992 1 0
1993 1 0
1994 1 0
1995 0 0
1996 0 0
1997 2 0
1998 1 4
1999 2 0
2000 8 8
2001 14 44
2002 14 22
2003 18 145
2004 15 60
2005 16 18
2006 23 222
2007 27 121
2008 24 185
2009 33 125
2010 21 100
2011 21 35
2012 30 85
2013 40 135
2014 27 129
2015 43 214
2016 42 172
2017 36 123
2018 22 40
2019 23 47
2020 22 64
2021 15 114
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Astrophysics and Astronomy 188 212 638
Nuclear Physics 163 184 676
Quantum and Particle physics 231 268 1250
Atomic and Molecular physics 260 296 1345
Materials Science 407 455 2857

Biology

James Madison University ranked 322nd for Biology in the United States and 1739th in the World with 547 publications made and 17,920 citations received. Main research topics: Genetics, Biochemistry, Paleontology, Evolutionary Biology.

Rank Ranking
#322 of 867 In the United States
#365 of 932 In North America
#1739 of 4,497 In the World

James Madison University
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 3 3
1992 4 22
1993 1 0
1994 3 6
1995 1 2
1996 10 27
1997 5 15
1998 9 20
1999 5 27
2000 10 53
2001 5 4
2002 7 12
2003 9 31
2004 6 23
2005 11 18
2006 16 52
2007 11 37
2008 24 102
2009 17 77
2010 19 106
2011 26 136
2012 35 110
2013 27 68
2014 37 90
2015 41 147
2016 39 138
2017 39 88
2018 30 56
2019 29 46
2020 28 23
2021 28 21
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Paleontology 193 225 672
Evolutionary Biology 246 278 864
Genetics 275 308 1309
Biochemistry 293 330 1447

Economics

James Madison University ranked 205th for Economics in the United States and 718th in the World with 511 publications made and 9,407 citations received. Main research topics: Investment Banking and Stock trading, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Political Economy, Finance, Development Studies.

Rank Ranking
#205 of 654 In the United States
#233 of 717 In North America
#718 of 3,039 In the World

James Madison University
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 5 4
1992 3 1
1993 2 1
1994 0 0
1995 1 2
1996 6 7
1997 5 1
1998 7 9
1999 6 42
2000 7 44
2001 8 22
2002 9 16
2003 11 8
2004 15 18
2005 14 16
2006 16 36
2007 23 24
2008 34 40
2009 18 53
2010 28 54
2011 30 44
2012 27 62
2013 16 8
2014 30 21
2015 34 24
2016 39 32
2017 16 18
2018 15 21
2019 23 33
2020 17 21
2021 31 26
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
International Relations and Diplomacy 165 187 451
Political Economy 195 224 543
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 169 195 583
Investment Banking and Stock trading 200 224 658
Finance 214 241 677
Actuarial Science 243 271 765
Development Studies 249 284 919

Art & Design

James Madison University ranked 214th for Art & Design in the United States and 742nd in the World with 377 publications made and 3,631 citations received. Main research topics: Multimedia, Creative Writing, Art History, Literature, Graphic Design.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science profiles.

Rank Ranking
#214 of 685 In the United States
#246 of 750 In North America
#742 of 2,699 In the World

James Madison University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 2 0
1992 0 0
1993 0 0
1994 1 0
1995 2 0
1996 3 5
1997 3 0
1998 5 5
1999 5 2
2000 2 0
2001 5 4
2002 10 21
2003 6 6
2004 6 5
2005 10 13
2006 9 13
2007 15 36
2008 14 15
2009 11 40
2010 23 3
2011 16 3
2012 18 22
2013 16 9
2014 31 29
2015 25 11
2016 27 8
2017 23 6
2018 17 11
2019 17 16
2020 24 7
2021 20 5
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Photography 104 120 299
Singing and Vocal Performance 135 159 395
Graphic Design 154 176 487
Performing arts 181 212 511
Multimedia 169 190 552
Creative Writing 202 234 577
Fashion Design 209 239 577
Art History 243 275 583
Entertainment Industry Business 197 223 612
Aesthetics 207 237 638
Literature 260 292 710
Music 248 281 734
Cinematography 268 301 900
Illustration and Concept Art 247 279 1032

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for James Madison University

Speciality United States North America World Rank
Earth science and Geophysics 184 220 726
Ecology 242 287 906
Geology 252 294 1044
Geography and Cartography 276 320 1303
Environmental Science 265 313 1340
Environmental Management 257 305 1443
Chemistry 368 417 2402