Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Rankings

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranked 3rd in the United States and 3rd in the World 2022 overall rankings, plus got TOP 1-3 in 61 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for Massachusetts Institute of Technology is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 268,371 publications and 21,014,380 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 1,428 notable alumni .

Rank Ranking
#3 of 14,160 In the World
#3 of 2,624 In North America
#3 of 2,523 In the United States
#2 of 89 In Massachusetts
#2 of 5 In Cambridge
#1 of 4,716 For Engineering
#1 of 4,160 For Physics
#1 of 4,409 For Chemistry
#16 of 8,209 For Alumni Impact
#2 of 14,160 For Non-academic Prominence
Top1-3 For 58 other topics

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Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranked 1st for Engineering in the United States and 1st in the World with 85,674 publications made and 4,792,849 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Automation and Control engineering, Electronic Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#1 of 781 In the United States
#1 of 846 In North America
#1 of 4,716 In the World

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 1035 1968
1991 1261 2883
1992 1205 2609
1993 1275 2772
1994 1206 3277
1995 1228 3411
1996 1272 3276
1997 1290 4387
1998 1318 4949
1999 1390 4783
2000 1355 7368
2001 1428 6875
2002 1606 8867
2003 1710 9333
2004 1940 10360
2005 2062 9247
2006 2215 11751
2007 2345 12527
2008 2483 13409
2009 2745 12303
2010 2872 14061
2011 2967 15020
2012 2878 16685
2013 3307 17284
2014 3242 16463
2015 3361 16635
2016 3358 18096
2017 3197 16710
2018 3206 15493
2019 3037 10872
2020 3107 6550

Physics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranked 1st for Physics in the United States and 1st in the World with 81,121 publications made and 5,002,891 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Quantum and Particle physics, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Condensed Matter Physics.

Rank Ranking
#1 of 746 In the United States
#1 of 807 In North America
#1 of 4,160 In the World

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 936 1690
1991 1040 2307
1992 1087 2427
1993 1142 2744
1994 1097 2378
1995 1198 3670
1996 1218 3592
1997 1244 4645
1998 1329 5145
1999 1415 5781
2000 1409 5865
2001 1656 6599
2002 1597 6906
2003 1797 7788
2004 1914 9592
2005 2077 9798
2006 2080 11247
2007 2171 12169
2008 2252 12699
2009 2571 15609
2010 2647 14617
2011 2728 16095
2012 2577 19123
2013 2937 18995
2014 2832 19474
2015 2944 19300
2016 3132 23689
2017 2956 22156
2018 3011 19464
2019 3000 15780
2020 2848 18690

Chemistry

Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranked 1st for Chemistry in the United States and 1st in the World with 56,271 publications made and 3,743,368 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Nanotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Organic Chemistry.

Rank Ranking
#1 of 744 In the United States
#1 of 805 In North America
#1 of 4,409 In the World

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 780 1828
1991 825 2446
1992 824 2020
1993 863 2508
1994 822 2524
1995 858 2663
1996 876 3069
1997 807 3009
1998 825 3499
1999 917 4090
2000 809 4516
2001 957 4725
2002 980 5503
2003 1136 6319
2004 1185 6820
2005 1250 6936
2006 1320 8795
2007 1373 9170
2008 1513 10573
2009 1674 10094
2010 1759 11362
2011 1826 12812
2012 1822 14325
2013 2105 14567
2014 1989 12665
2015 2076 12900
2016 2104 14800
2017 2001 12309
2018 1971 10260
2019 1863 7290
2020 1864 4306

Computer Science

Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranked 1st for Computer Science in the United States and 1st in the World with 40,944 publications made and 4,504,358 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Computer Vision, Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Neuroscience, Computational Linguistics.

Rank Ranking
#1 of 897 In the United States
#1 of 967 In North America
#1 of 4,494 In the World

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 335 1702
1991 449 3503
1992 413 1691
1993 403 1921
1994 501 3067
1995 477 2840
1996 529 3341
1997 558 4763
1998 592 3576
1999 588 5628
2000 653 10133
2001 721 8572
2002 831 9695
2003 837 9284
2004 987 8975
2005 1096 11858
2006 1121 9768
2007 1214 10056
2008 1157 8570
2009 1527 15381
2010 1638 11409
2011 1647 21953
2012 1679 16437
2013 1667 12713
2014 1823 13456
2015 1961 21209
2016 1977 16828
2017 2072 18371
2018 2248 19394
2019 2393 14561
2020 2642 9480

Biology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranked 13th for Biology in the United States and 14th in the World with 38,903 publications made and 5,579,870 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Nanotechnology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics and Computational biology.

Rank Ranking
#13 of 904 In the United States
#13 of 970 In North America
#14 of 4,578 In the World

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 483 2805
1991 414 2361
1992 437 3098
1993 460 3638
1994 469 3490
1995 533 4199
1996 559 4742
1997 499 3830
1998 503 4365
1999 602 6322
2000 615 7503
2001 651 8994
2002 642 7966
2003 685 9920
2004 797 12277
2005 849 14546
2006 948 12535
2007 1036 16557
2008 1130 17666
2009 1409 19458
2010 1501 19620
2011 1671 27007
2012 1776 25537
2013 2026 29127
2014 1966 25893
2015 1888 23274
2016 2034 23362
2017 1911 20170
2018 1467 12324
2019 1338 9305
2020 1571 7242
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Nanotechnology 1 1 1
Genetics 3 3 3
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 3 3 3
Astrobiology 6 6 6
Biophysics 7 7 8
Biochemistry 10 10 12
Molecular Biology 11 11 14
Neuroscience 15 16 19
Paleontology 11 13 25
Biotechnology 20 23 33
Oncology and Cancer research 29 30 36
Evolutionary Biology 30 33 45
Immunology 39 41 61
Virology 39 39 64
Microbiology 40 45 75
Pharmacology 50 54 92
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 81 93 155
Toxicology 75 88 241
Nutrition and Food Science 47 56 253
Agricultural Science 76 87 297
Botany 87 104 394
Animal Science 101 123 397
Entomology 139 164 483
Zoology 149 177 503
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 139 169 511
Forestry 120 151 623

Medicine

Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranked 55th for Medicine in the United States and 96th in the World with 21,159 publications made and 1,999,630 citations received. Main research topics: Oncology and Cancer research, Immunology, Biomedical Engineering, Anatomy and Physiology, Pathology.

Rank Ranking
#55 of 1,086 In the United States
#62 of 1,156 In North America
#96 of 4,839 In the World

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 199 811
1991 172 644
1992 171 953
1993 193 1592
1994 248 1678
1995 229 1787
1996 261 1827
1997 277 1337
1998 300 1856
1999 313 2377
2000 316 2850
2001 327 2703
2002 351 2820
2003 370 2703
2004 393 2863
2005 432 3591
2006 550 4448
2007 547 5808
2008 610 6014
2009 733 7299
2010 769 7210
2011 890 13194
2012 922 9322
2013 1033 7653
2014 1038 9414
2015 1029 9015
2016 1098 10506
2017 1126 8700
2018 950 6440
2019 1040 5868
2020 1283 6333
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Biomedical Engineering 3 3 3
Pharmacy 1 2 9
Sonography and Ultrasound 22 23 30
Oncology and Cancer research 29 30 36
Anatomy and Physiology 32 35 48
Audiology 32 37 57
Immunology 39 41 61
Optometry 33 36 61
Virology 39 39 64
Sports Medicine 38 48 72
Medical Physics 52 58 78
Cosmetology 47 51 83
Pharmacology 50 54 92
Ophthalmology 47 50 108
Forensic Science 43 49 132
Healthcare Management (MHA) 70 82 138
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 81 93 155
Health Science 88 100 171
Occupational Therapy 78 93 173
Pathology 65 72 175
Public Health 83 97 181
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 97 109 181
Physical Therapy 85 100 189
Critical Care Nursing 93 105 194
Toxicology 75 88 241
Respiratory Therapy 95 108 247
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 89 99 254
Cardiology 94 106 268
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 88 101 274
Urology 96 110 302
Family medicine 135 153 338
Radiation Therapy 107 120 339
Anesthesiology 115 129 362
Gerontology 159 179 367
Sports / Exercise science 139 159 373
Plastic Surgery 118 130 387
Neurosurgery 92 104 389
Epidemiology 121 138 414
Surgery 119 133 426
Orthodontics 117 132 439
Veterinary 87 99 467
Dermatology 124 138 475
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 111 124 486
Pediatrics 131 148 516
Psychiatry 213 240 534
Dentistry 122 136 576
Nursing 239 267 641
Clinical Psychology 308 346 763
Social Work 388 427 871

Environmental Science

Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranked 12th for Environmental Science in the United States and 14th in the World with 17,608 publications made and 1,139,532 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Earth science and Geophysics, Environmental Management, Geography and Cartography.

Rank Ranking
#12 of 789 In the United States
#13 of 857 In North America
#14 of 4,129 In the World

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 174 447
1991 204 503
1992 131 473
1993 188 643
1994 184 598
1995 162 649
1996 197 714
1997 232 974
1998 210 1010
1999 256 1109
2000 262 1667
2001 250 1192
2002 306 1759
2003 306 1875
2004 351 1924
2005 343 2337
2006 400 3404
2007 437 2762
2008 448 2999
2009 496 2757
2010 537 3562
2011 563 3309
2012 578 3538
2013 824 5074
2014 878 5069
2015 886 3959
2016 808 4296
2017 819 3961
2018 699 3307
2019 734 2207
2020 824 2689

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranked 27th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United States and 38th in the World with 14,595 publications made and 1,229,894 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Political Science, Sociology, Communications and Public Relations, Linguistics.

Rank Ranking
#27 of 1,311 In the United States
#29 of 1,393 In North America
#38 of 5,152 In the World

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 122 496
1991 107 283
1992 126 725
1993 101 902
1994 128 706
1995 146 736
1996 179 947
1997 186 550
1998 173 867
1999 175 1004
2000 245 3790
2001 251 3104
2002 265 2865
2003 258 1815
2004 340 3067
2005 356 3915
2006 380 2674
2007 417 4445
2008 447 3059
2009 539 2976
2010 495 3208
2011 577 3894
2012 594 4102
2013 626 4972
2014 667 4061
2015 660 3645
2016 695 3585
2017 720 2963
2018 656 2913
2019 765 3712
2020 921 5212

Business

Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranked 5th for Business in the United States and 5th in the World with 12,365 publications made and 1,228,538 citations received. Main research topics: Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance, Operations Research, Management Information Systems, Marketing.

Rank Ranking
#5 of 866 In the United States
#5 of 932 In North America
#5 of 4,080 In the World

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 82 345
1991 89 590
1992 105 716
1993 104 943
1994 110 1505
1995 136 740
1996 152 838
1997 127 800
1998 170 1040
1999 172 1379
2000 254 2822
2001 275 2297
2002 311 3361
2003 325 2692
2004 348 2321
2005 357 2285
2006 375 2542
2007 385 2342
2008 407 2920
2009 462 2741
2010 529 3750
2011 646 8162
2012 533 3152
2013 570 3324
2014 587 3132
2015 634 3862
2016 621 2478
2017 604 3069
2018 436 3619
2019 464 1410
2020 563 1443

Mathematics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranked 4th for Mathematics in the United States and 4th in the World with 12,222 publications made and 1,143,344 citations received. Main research topics: Blockchain and Cryptography, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, Statistics.

Rank Ranking
#4 of 720 In the United States
#4 of 781 In North America
#4 of 3,475 In the World

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 105 512
1991 100 520
1992 119 336
1993 106 430
1994 107 884
1995 120 748
1996 139 1183
1997 137 912
1998 179 711
1999 178 1363
2000 200 1698
2001 199 2407
2002 254 3048
2003 297 3149
2004 303 2206
2005 320 2498
2006 380 2084
2007 398 2638
2008 379 2127
2009 451 2467
2010 463 2855
2011 543 4795
2012 464 2145
2013 521 2271
2014 551 2878
2015 597 4739
2016 581 2127
2017 593 1969
2018 529 1937
2019 560 2760
2020 587 1330
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Blockchain and Cryptography 1 1 1
Operations Research 1 1 1
Applied Mathematics 3 3 3
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 6 6 6
Actuarial Science 7 7 7
Statistics 28 31 34
Math Teachers 65 70 109

Economics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranked 8th for Economics in the United States and 10th in the World with 8,604 publications made and 958,237 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance, Actuarial Science, Development Studies.

Rank Ranking
#8 of 690 In the United States
#8 of 753 In North America
#10 of 3,117 In the World

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 75 354
1991 65 412
1992 64 273
1993 73 420
1994 63 501
1995 85 695
1996 78 737
1997 95 643
1998 108 636
1999 109 1273
2000 173 2350
2001 177 3073
2002 188 2513
2003 209 1392
2004 239 1948
2005 244 2441
2006 224 1847
2007 270 2221
2008 278 2592
2009 321 2301
2010 355 3450
2011 422 4817
2012 349 2926
2013 423 3178
2014 384 2621
2015 409 2561
2016 445 1783
2017 456 2034
2018 294 2015
2019 383 1337
2020 445 1575

Psychology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranked 41st for Psychology in the United States and 57th in the World with 8,018 publications made and 1,117,547 citations received. Main research topics: Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Social Psychology, Child Psychology, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution.

Rank Ranking
#41 of 1,033 In the United States
#45 of 1,099 In North America
#57 of 3,753 In the World

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 76 642
1991 73 398
1992 82 534
1993 77 479
1994 69 662
1995 87 790
1996 91 775
1997 87 1669
1998 82 799
1999 115 1114
2000 122 1566
2001 182 2469
2002 154 2911
2003 165 2260
2004 185 2034
2005 206 2649
2006 200 1864
2007 232 1993
2008 214 1942
2009 312 2790
2010 345 2959
2011 384 9103
2012 368 4891
2013 326 2464
2014 362 3050
2015 343 2800
2016 395 2819
2017 421 3506
2018 343 2950
2019 351 1723
2020 444 2221
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 5 5 5
Cognitive Science 11 12 15
Neuroscience 15 16 19
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 24 26 28
Social Psychology 75 84 114
Occupational Therapy 78 93 173
Child Psychology 138 160 249
Education Majors 125 139 275
Special Education 160 177 339
Sexology 231 261 460
Psychiatry 213 240 534
Clinical Psychology 308 346 763
Social Work 388 427 871

Art & Design

Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranked 1st for Art & Design in the United States and 1st in the World with 5,490 publications made and 324,839 citations received. Main research topics: Multimedia, UX/UI Desgin, Computer Graphics, Architecture, 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
#1 of 731 In the United States
#1 of 796 In North America
#1 of 2,801 In the World

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1990 30 98
1991 61 116
1992 60 105
1993 54 184
1994 84 599
1995 85 396
1996 89 288
1997 140 1143
1998 119 536
1999 127 376
2000 116 1053
2001 109 545
2002 149 1042
2003 150 794
2004 193 841
2005 172 699
2006 166 743
2007 178 767
2008 163 931
2009 228 1238
2010 232 1073
2011 247 639
2012 227 481
2013 239 781
2014 242 961
2015 251 699
2016 235 869
2017 224 689
2018 199 689
2019 198 289
2020 186 285
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Multimedia 1 1 1
UX/UI Desgin 1 1 1
Computer Graphics 1 1 1
Architecture 1 1 1
Animation 1 1 1
Graphic Design 2 2 2
Game Design and Development 2 2 2
Photography 2 2 2
Cinematography 5 5 6
Illustration and Concept Art 4 4 7
Sculpture 3 3 7
Painting and Drawing 3 3 7
Music 6 8 8
Entertainment Industry Business 9 9 9
Fashion Design 15 18 26
Interior Design 12 13 26
Aesthetics 18 23 41
Singing and Vocal Performance 28 32 50
Art History 30 34 52
Creative Writing 29 34 56
Landscape Architecture 23 26 73
Performing arts 40 47 94
Literature 92 105 222