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Johns Hopkins University ranked 12th in the United States, 14th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 1-3 across 20 research topics. Johns Hopkins University ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 222,807 publications and 14,399,022 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 852 notable alumni.

Rank Ranking
#14 of 14,131 In the World
#12 of 2,597 In North America
#12 of 2,496 In the United States
#1 of 34 In Maryland
#1 of 13 In Baltimore
#1 of 1,069 For Optometry
#2 of 1,597 For Public Health
#2 of 1,347 For Healthcare Management (MHA)
#57 of 7,353 For Alumni Impact
#9 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top1-3 For 17 other topics

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Medicine

Johns Hopkins University ranked 3rd for Medicine in the United States and 3rd in the World with 116,356 publications made and 7,943,146 citations received. Main research topics: Oncology and Cancer research, Surgery, Health Science, Immunology, Public Health.

Rank Ranking
#3 of 1,040 In the United States
#3 of 1,110 In North America
#3 of 4,739 In the World

Johns Hopkins University
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 1107 3801
1992 464 1584
1993 700 2830
1994 901 3870
1995 614 2522
1996 1502 6280
1997 1596 7495
1998 1709 8489
1999 1820 10217
2000 1868 11270
2001 1947 11467
2002 1904 12332
2003 2443 15909
2004 2785 17174
2005 2692 17916
2006 2935 21136
2007 3440 23365
2008 3804 24128
2009 3826 28510
2010 4443 27796
2011 4387 27584
2012 5186 35688
2013 5118 31011
2014 5674 33785
2015 5587 33599
2016 6126 35392
2017 5694 33660
2018 5216 25727
2019 5850 19151
2020 6785 28694
2021 7636 7811

Biology

Johns Hopkins University ranked 12th for Biology in the United States and 12th in the World with 56,789 publications made and 5,146,130 citations received. Main research topics: Oncology and Cancer research, Immunology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology.

Rank Ranking
#12 of 867 In the United States
#12 of 932 In North America
#12 of 4,496 In the World

Johns Hopkins University
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 576 2932
1992 324 1617
1993 454 2335
1994 540 2854
1995 443 2277
1996 925 5094
1997 965 6467
1998 1014 7089
1999 1009 7042
2000 974 7554
2001 1102 7935
2002 1063 7532
2003 1366 10839
2004 1610 11833
2005 1539 10664
2006 1636 11731
2007 1869 13872
2008 1993 14090
2009 1954 16628
2010 2286 17063
2011 2226 16995
2012 2557 25216
2013 2422 17061
2014 2464 19198
2015 2462 18713
2016 2573 18138
2017 2481 15639
2018 2038 14756
2019 2216 10787
2020 2317 11110
2021 2535 8095
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 2 2 2
Virology 2 2 2
Oncology and Cancer research 3 3 3
Immunology 4 4 4
Pharmacology 6 6 6
Toxicology 6 6 7
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 10 10 11
Molecular Biology 11 11 14
Genetics 14 14 16
Neuroscience 13 13 16
Biochemistry 17 17 20
Biophysics 19 19 22
Astrobiology 20 20 27
Microbiology 22 23 31
Biotechnology 24 28 50
Nanotechnology 47 49 118
Evolutionary Biology 70 79 136
Zoology 59 68 165
Paleontology 56 66 172
Entomology 74 84 211
Agricultural Science 61 70 243
Animal Science 73 91 273
Nutrition and Food Science 48 57 297
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 126 153 449
Forestry 104 130 535
Botany 131 159 837

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Johns Hopkins University ranked 9th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United States and 12th in the World with 30,471 publications made and 1,955,494 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Political Science, Occupational Safety and Health, Sociology, Communications and Public Relations.

Rank Ranking
#9 of 1,262 In the United States
#10 of 1,341 In North America
#12 of 5,073 In the World

Johns Hopkins University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 257 893
1992 120 255
1993 141 496
1994 197 609
1995 148 1025
1996 319 1113
1997 403 1804
1998 437 1785
1999 405 2253
2000 445 2793
2001 447 2593
2002 466 3106
2003 655 4200
2004 713 3816
2005 731 5038
2006 666 4654
2007 885 6397
2008 942 6314
2009 1023 5203
2010 1057 6843
2011 1091 6513
2012 1233 10473
2013 1340 7695
2014 1438 8783
2015 1468 6855
2016 1685 10541
2017 1444 9043
2018 1540 9735
2019 1740 5107
2020 2038 9232
2021 2390 2646

Physics

Johns Hopkins University ranked 29th for Physics in the United States and 53rd in the World with 26,494 publications made and 1,596,615 citations received. Main research topics: Astrophysics and Astronomy, Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Quantum and Particle physics, Biophysics.

Rank Ranking
#29 of 721 In the United States
#30 of 781 In North America
#53 of 4,082 In the World

Johns Hopkins University
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 254 421
1992 176 333
1993 214 313
1994 308 620
1995 267 595
1996 438 1631
1997 508 1194
1998 560 1462
1999 539 1292
2000 580 1941
2001 635 3022
2002 636 3017
2003 738 3689
2004 788 4770
2005 776 4101
2006 862 4853
2007 838 4564
2008 829 3530
2009 907 6531
2010 1074 5245
2011 993 6171
2012 1106 4648
2013 1067 6375
2014 1107 7440
2015 1064 4900
2016 1046 6180
2017 991 5346
2018 1061 6265
2019 1058 6066
2020 957 2708
2021 840 968
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Medical Physics 6 6 6
Astrophysics and Astronomy 8 8 11
Biophysics 19 19 22
Astrobiology 20 20 27
Acoustical Engineering 20 21 38
Optical Engineering 33 34 66
Applied/Engineering Physics 32 33 73
Condensed Matter Physics 38 40 96
Atomic and Molecular physics 44 46 111
Theoretical Physics 41 45 112
Quantum and Particle physics 41 45 115
Nanotechnology 47 49 118
Nuclear Physics 44 46 134
Materials Science 41 45 136

Computer Science

Johns Hopkins University ranked 19th for Computer Science in the United States and 25th in the World with 20,984 publications made and 1,446,609 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Neuroscience, Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Computer Vision, Computational Linguistics.

Rank Ranking
#19 of 858 In the United States
#20 of 927 In North America
#25 of 4,392 In the World

Johns Hopkins University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 113 369
1992 66 196
1993 88 179
1994 112 765
1995 65 169
1996 192 808
1997 197 1126
1998 274 1852
1999 258 1395
2000 277 1710
2001 310 1410
2002 335 1646
2003 411 3228
2004 457 3772
2005 561 2959
2006 525 2506
2007 552 3968
2008 663 3295
2009 695 3599
2010 826 4737
2011 886 5714
2012 956 9606
2013 895 6152
2014 922 6791
2015 987 6737
2016 1139 7612
2017 1141 6870
2018 1245 11186
2019 1408 6837
2020 1577 8321
2021 1577 6524

Psychology

Johns Hopkins University ranked 19th for Psychology in the United States and 24th in the World with 17,587 publications made and 1,474,425 citations received. Main research topics: Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Child Psychology, Cognitive Science.

Rank Ranking
#19 of 981 In the United States
#21 of 1,047 In North America
#24 of 3,654 In the World

Johns Hopkins University
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 165 784
1992 79 310
1993 86 320
1994 122 685
1995 92 231
1996 219 1074
1997 232 1598
1998 282 1412
1999 286 1989
2000 269 2070
2001 291 1889
2002 323 2494
2003 396 3018
2004 424 3717
2005 425 3008
2006 446 3172
2007 500 3480
2008 621 4302
2009 602 3786
2010 675 4053
2011 701 5961
2012 815 5293
2013 795 4732
2014 844 5699
2015 853 4336
2016 934 4490
2017 937 5664
2018 781 5069
2019 809 2442
2020 888 3051
2021 1056 789
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Psychiatry 8 8 9
Sexology 9 10 10
Occupational Therapy 4 6 10
Clinical Psychology 12 13 14
Neuroscience 13 13 16
Special Education 16 18 24
Child Psychology 29 31 37
Cognitive Science 34 37 43
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 45 52 70
Social Psychology 53 59 75
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 49 57 102
Social Work 70 79 137
Education Majors 65 75 141

Engineering

Johns Hopkins University ranked 41st for Engineering in the United States and 114th in the World with 17,501 publications made and 674,973 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Automation and Control engineering.

Rank Ranking
#41 of 756 In the United States
#46 of 818 In North America
#114 of 4,624 In the World

Johns Hopkins University
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 220 242
1992 135 172
1993 191 256
1994 236 279
1995 161 192
1996 321 480
1997 277 603
1998 311 536
1999 353 619
2000 308 987
2001 354 835
2002 389 1260
2003 454 1620
2004 486 1646
2005 456 1626
2006 503 1741
2007 529 1831
2008 557 1674
2009 503 1951
2010 666 2267
2011 661 2306
2012 711 2108
2013 655 2166
2014 717 2101
2015 685 2715
2016 703 2577
2017 670 2272
2018 713 2316
2019 694 2625
2020 715 3302
2021 653 405
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Biomedical Engineering 8 8 8
Robotics 12 12 21
Acoustical Engineering 20 21 38
Aerospace Engineering 24 24 40
Remote Sensing 30 31 45
Aviation 26 27 49
Biotechnology 24 28 50
Computer Engineering 35 37 64
Optical Engineering 33 34 66
Applied/Engineering Physics 32 33 73
Human-Computer Interaction 37 42 74
Engineering Management 37 41 87
Marine Engineering 23 26 98
Electrical Engineering 41 44 102
Operations Research 39 47 104
Architecture 41 46 110
Firefighting and Fire Science 43 46 115
Nanotechnology 47 49 118
Materials Science 41 45 136
Metallurgical Engineering 28 34 142
Telecommunications 53 62 145
Structural Engineering 35 42 148
Electronic Engineering 46 57 151
Computer Networking 65 73 155
Automation and Control engineering 46 55 158
Technical Drawing 56 62 163
Mining Engineering 24 38 182
Environmental Engineering 54 64 213
Transportation Engineering 70 81 223
Reliability and Quality Engineering 69 83 224
Mechanical Engineering 59 65 234
Systems Engineering 60 73 235
Renewable Energy Engineering 51 64 239
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 74 85 249
Geotechnical Engineering 58 76 252
Product and Industrial Design 98 113 326
Chemical Engineering 80 92 360
Biochemical Engineering 77 90 368
Construction Management 121 145 489
Civil Engineering 95 114 503
Petroleum Engineering 130 150 554
Nuclear Engineering 123 146 606
Architectural Engineering 104 122 680
Industrial Engineering 145 170 681
Landscape Architecture 145 168 732
Agricultural Engineering 109 125 882
Automotive Engineering 154 183 919

Chemistry

Johns Hopkins University ranked 33rd for Chemistry in the United States and 72nd in the World with 17,099 publications made and 1,075,045 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Nanotechnology, Pharmacy, Organic Chemistry.

Rank Ranking
#33 of 717 In the United States
#37 of 778 In North America
#72 of 4,317 In the World

Johns Hopkins University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 282 876
1992 173 556
1993 218 522
1994 234 678
1995 178 453
1996 339 1279
1997 333 1630
1998 331 1174
1999 347 1313
2000 323 1646
2001 372 1878
2002 381 1954
2003 483 2407
2004 439 2503
2005 428 1958
2006 465 2692
2007 486 1986
2008 510 2193
2009 489 2381
2010 551 2380
2011 516 2548
2012 586 2588
2013 571 2539
2014 579 2131
2015 580 2491
2016 570 2518
2017 540 2323
2018 479 1985
2019 513 1709
2020 488 1023
2021 474 286
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Biochemistry 17 17 20
Pharmacy 37 41 96
Physical chemistry 40 41 99
Nanotechnology 47 49 118
Computational Chemistry 55 59 136
Materials Science 41 45 136
Environmental Chemistry 54 62 155
Petrology and Geochemistry 50 63 162
Organic Chemistry 60 67 204
Inorganic Chemistry 58 67 227
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 74 85 249
Nutrition and Food Science 48 57 297
Chemical Engineering 80 92 360
Biochemical Engineering 77 90 368
Radiochemistry 63 74 415

Business

Johns Hopkins University ranked 34th for Business in the United States and 53rd in the World with 7,848 publications made and 310,261 citations received. Main research topics: Occupational Safety and Health, Public Policy / Administration, Actuarial Science, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance.

Rank Ranking
#34 of 834 In the United States
#36 of 900 In North America
#53 of 4,001 In the World

Johns Hopkins University
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 68 154
1992 30 17
1993 46 55
1994 58 104
1995 37 107
1996 71 119
1997 98 196
1998 96 392
1999 110 418
2000 101 400
2001 99 497
2002 116 399
2003 153 633
2004 170 490
2005 161 758
2006 168 665
2007 221 870
2008 248 1035
2009 291 1134
2010 297 1272
2011 258 794
2012 410 1748
2013 398 1777
2014 424 1520
2015 450 1254
2016 498 1757
2017 464 1183
2018 376 1062
2019 410 900
2020 446 1291
2021 486 299
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Occupational Safety and Health 3 3 3
Actuarial Science 26 28 32
Public Policy / Administration 20 22 35
Entertainment Industry Business 28 29 37
International Business 28 32 53
International Trade 31 36 59
Management 35 37 67
Risk Management 37 41 68
Human Resource Management 37 43 72
Real Estate 41 44 84
Engineering Management 37 41 87
Investment Banking and Stock trading 54 58 95
Finance 58 61 96
Tax Law 57 63 103
Operations Research 39 47 104
Project Management 39 45 105
Advertising 71 75 111
Entrepreneurship 75 88 206
Management Information Systems 79 94 224
Marketing 97 110 241
Supply Chain Management 94 111 326
Accounting 141 159 382
Construction Management 121 145 489
Hospitality and Hotel Management 111 135 661

Environmental Science

Johns Hopkins University ranked 56th for Environmental Science in the United States and 133rd in the World with 6,907 publications made and 331,134 citations received. Main research topics: Geography and Cartography, Geology, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Ecology, Environmental Management.

Rank Ranking
#56 of 750 In the United States
#65 of 818 In North America
#133 of 4,023 In the World

Johns Hopkins University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 66 163
1992 39 49
1993 53 102
1994 60 148
1995 42 48
1996 68 256
1997 72 185
1998 100 349
1999 112 246
2000 106 560
2001 103 495
2002 123 564
2003 132 431
2004 152 642
2005 145 713
2006 155 629
2007 153 722
2008 196 983
2009 183 863
2010 200 828
2011 227 1084
2012 243 882
2013 292 1444
2014 293 1147
2015 295 1421
2016 308 1136
2017 348 1517
2018 276 868
2019 270 1697
2020 385 1530
2021 424 284

Economics

Johns Hopkins University ranked 25th for Economics in the United States and 33rd in the World with 5,477 publications made and 244,154 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Political Economy, Actuarial Science, Investment Banking and Stock trading.

Rank Ranking
#25 of 654 In the United States
#27 of 717 In North America
#33 of 3,039 In the World

Johns Hopkins University
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 53 85
1992 16 11
1993 30 73
1994 27 72
1995 21 569
1996 57 217
1997 70 324
1998 81 270
1999 80 165
2000 85 305
2001 80 440
2002 86 689
2003 121 580
2004 127 306
2005 129 382
2006 108 414
2007 166 845
2008 173 564
2009 194 511
2010 205 662
2011 176 481
2012 244 833
2013 251 842
2014 272 964
2015 276 1008
2016 282 1105
2017 280 583
2018 282 1544
2019 285 566
2020 344 1183
2021 370 341

Mathematics

Johns Hopkins University ranked 36th for Mathematics in the United States and 46th in the World with 4,762 publications made and 314,186 citations received. Main research topics: Statistics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, Blockchain and Cryptography.

Rank Ranking
#36 of 684 In the United States
#39 of 744 In North America
#46 of 3,376 In the World

Johns Hopkins University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 54 96
1992 23 24
1993 33 78
1994 24 62
1995 29 127
1996 80 317
1997 79 291
1998 78 316
1999 82 245
2000 102 927
2001 99 751
2002 84 714
2003 96 344
2004 123 437
2005 158 629
2006 108 554
2007 159 1158
2008 164 812
2009 167 575
2010 166 653
2011 171 581
2012 191 611
2013 197 807
2014 197 823
2015 202 834
2016 196 682
2017 223 480
2018 180 806
2019 231 589
2020 201 1220
2021 240 165
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Statistics 14 14 14
Applied Mathematics 22 23 31
Actuarial Science 26 28 32
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 33 35 44
Math Teachers 51 55 87
Blockchain and Cryptography 45 49 91
Operations Research 39 47 104

Art & Design

Johns Hopkins University ranked 58th for Art & Design in the United States and 106th in the World with 1,845 publications made and 49,830 citations received. Main research topics: Art History, Creative Writing, Multimedia, Computer Graphics, Literature.

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
#58 of 685 In the United States
#65 of 750 In North America
#106 of 2,700 In the World

Johns Hopkins University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 16 19
1992 7 3
1993 7 1
1994 12 8
1995 7 3
1996 18 32
1997 20 25
1998 25 39
1999 28 64
2000 27 45
2001 23 44
2002 33 61
2003 46 183
2004 39 26
2005 51 93
2006 51 57
2007 46 159
2008 49 100
2009 71 111
2010 77 107
2011 69 195
2012 75 221
2013 89 137
2014 72 212
2015 82 306
2016 101 337
2017 88 232
2018 86 949
2019 83 250
2020 97 190
2021 138 56
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Entertainment Industry Business 28 29 37
Computer Graphics 31 34 51
Art History 37 40 65
Photography 39 42 77
Singing and Vocal Performance 43 48 86
Architecture 41 46 110
Game Design and Development 47 58 112
Performing arts 50 58 123
Literature 56 64 138
Music 61 71 141
UX/UI Desgin 62 71 155
Creative Writing 72 83 167
Animation 70 81 190
Painting and Drawing 63 68 192
Sculpture 63 68 192
Graphic Design 86 96 199
Multimedia 78 89 211
Illustration and Concept Art 69 77 213
Cinematography 76 89 224
Aesthetics 78 93 225
Fashion Design 92 105 235
Interior Design 115 129 539
Landscape Architecture 145 168 732