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Purdue University ranked 31st in the United States and 37th in the World 2021 overall rankings, plus got TOP 10 in 15 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for Purdue University is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 169,826 publications and 6,561,453 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 360 notable alumni .

RankRanking
#37 of 14,160In the World
#33 of 2,624In North America
#31 of 2,523In the United States
#1 of 55In Indiana
#2 of 1,008For Industrial Engineering
#3 of 1,003For Engineering Management
#3 of 1,006For Construction Management
#142 of 8,209For Alumni Impact
#20 of 14,160For Non-academic Prominence
Top10For 12 other topics

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Engineering

Purdue University ranked 8th for Engineering in the United States and 12th in the World with 48,397 publications made and 1,467,765 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Optical Engineering, Automation and Control engineering, Electronic Engineering.

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#8 of 781In the United States
#8 of 846In North America
#12 of 4,716In the World

Purdue University
Engineering Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990527609
1991506587
1992624606
1993584751
1994724971
1995518813
19967491312
19976181320
19987101256
19996031493
20007812385
20016522387
20028312246
20039072853
200410723735
200511963876
200615024205
200715274751
200817694370
200917814767
201018045655
201119056003
201219945720
201320546814
201420457409
201521658507
201622077613
201723387509
201820458570
201921808482
202020265760

Chemistry

Purdue University ranked 13th for Chemistry in the United States and 20th in the World with 37,773 publications made and 1,418,689 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Nanotechnology, Organic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering.

RankRanking
#13 of 744In the United States
#13 of 805In North America
#20 of 4,409In the World

Purdue University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990454700
1991498860
1992569807
1993487909
19945811151
19954771000
19965761208
19975291252
19985241188
19994931494
20005741934
20015072035
20026382625
20037022525
20047772639
20058633371
200610043740
200711274227
200812794117
200912454096
201012974708
201113965279
201214055170
201314025859
201413986400
201515028407
201615846820
201716735918
201814626662
201915696073
202015294780

Physics

Purdue University ranked 17th for Physics in the United States and 27th in the World with 36,634 publications made and 1,305,654 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Optical Engineering, Quantum and Particle physics, Condensed Matter Physics.

RankRanking
#17 of 746In the United States
#17 of 807In North America
#27 of 4,160In the World

Purdue University
Physics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990399544
1991343360
1992446627
1993400731
1994507662
19954281348
19965571069
19974851422
19985591033
19994541135
20005601755
20014971502
20026111825
20036402270
20048022361
20058383232
200610883555
200711814092
200813914124
200914395343
201013964914
201115146403
201215145950
201315206745
201414857613
201515077716
201616727806
201717096741
201816448827
201917318200
202015925459

Biology

Purdue University ranked 44th for Biology in the United States and 62nd in the World with 31,175 publications made and 1,568,727 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Nanotechnology, Agricultural Science, Genetics, Botany.

RankRanking
#44 of 904In the United States
#47 of 970In North America
#62 of 4,578In the World

Purdue University
Biology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990364739
1991382920
1992373803
19933911282
19944271122
19954021078
19963911381
19973931311
19983841397
19993761306
20004563178
20014152067
20025502896
20035292803
20046863456
20057113458
20068304642
20079375372
200811024726
200911385650
201011696461
201112805739
201212406069
201312547357
201412667197
201513658202
201613287009
201714356317
20189974752
201911013877
202012944659

Computer Science

Purdue University ranked 27th for Computer Science in the United States and 33rd in the World with 20,671 publications made and 830,278 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain and Cryptography, Computer Vision, Cognitive Science, Computer Networking.

RankRanking
#27 of 897In the United States
#29 of 967In North America
#33 of 4,494In the World

Purdue University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990230596
1991231430
1992216303
1993250298
1994252498
19952492271
1996241759
1997209807
1998223540
1999237895
2000281776
20012621113
20023171166
20034071811
20044692207
20055481716
20066712032
20076842912
20086732509
20097332217
20108142899
20118112597
20129103488
20139853935
20149343031
20159443968
20169543048
201710594591
20189283773
201911094062
202012163863

Medicine

Purdue University ranked 88th for Medicine in the United States and 208th in the World with 17,449 publications made and 648,537 citations received. Main research topics: Health Science, Oncology and Cancer research, Anatomy and Physiology, Pathology, Pharmacy.

RankRanking
#88 of 1,086In the United States
#101 of 1,156In North America
#208 of 4,839In the World

Purdue University
Medicine Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990207362
1991198361
1992210456
1993194325
1994171340
1995204408
1996250503
1997236604
1998223544
1999224664
2000240989
2001233911
20022991193
20033011116
20043021379
20053541478
20063751298
20074522539
20084831849
20095372237
20105722181
20116442764
20126782498
20136892654
20146972978
20158014125
20168202949
20179403413
20188152257
20199502732
202010862663

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Purdue University ranked 46th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United States and 80th in the World with 15,166 publications made and 513,430 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Sociology, Political Science, Education Majors, Communications and Public Relations.

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#46 of 1,311In the United States
#50 of 1,393In North America
#80 of 5,152In the World

Purdue University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990151179
1991145291
1992137486
1993163306
1994176271
19951781278
1996146652
1997165929
1998181534
1999196324
2000228591
2001212673
2002232807
2003233561
2004263877
20053171080
20063911158
20074351524
20084371562
20094861645
20105111536
20115981967
20126301744
20139821967
20147032293
20157402330
20166702100
20177322412
20187102071
20197553054
20207621405

Environmental Science

Purdue University ranked 36th for Environmental Science in the United States and 68th in the World with 13,376 publications made and 481,658 citations received. Main research topics: Agricultural Science, Geology, Ecology, Environmental Management, Geography and Cartography.

RankRanking
#36 of 789In the United States
#40 of 857In North America
#68 of 4,129In the World

Purdue University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990124122
1991116228
1992111135
19937976
1994140440
1995127165
1996134220
1997148261
1998135379
1999130419
2000184547
2001148553
2002214697
2003241946
2004267991
20052831698
20063641215
20073892049
20083971533
20094482150
20104511840
20115122309
20125302321
20136002832
20146342404
20156954282
20166483336
20176833222
20185822544
20196132299
20206452876

Psychology

Purdue University ranked 45th for Psychology in the United States and 62nd in the World with 10,705 publications made and 776,152 citations received. Main research topics: Social Psychology, Child Psychology, Cognitive Science, Education Majors, Clinical Psychology.

RankRanking
#45 of 1,033In the United States
#49 of 1,099In North America
#62 of 3,753In the World

Purdue University
Psychology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990144558
1991126826
1992141639
1993157635
1994150614
19951421577
19961261047
19971211368
1998132647
1999151702
2000155937
2001151863
20021461107
2003165724
20041741121
20052091537
20062511492
20072722836
20083042199
20092921923
20103612093
20114102853
20124013220
20134232165
20144442240
20155142371
20164942268
20175243093
20184261587
20194422553
20204601294

Mathematics

Purdue University ranked 19th for Mathematics in the United States and 20th in the World with 9,767 publications made and 426,553 citations received. Main research topics: Blockchain and Cryptography, Math Teachers, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics.

RankRanking
#19 of 720In the United States
#20 of 781In North America
#20 of 3,475In the World

Purdue University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990118410
1991119205
1992116249
1993166300
1994149387
1995120184
1996127534
1997141431
1998144569
1999117466
2000151509
2001138466
2002149343
2003193698
2004220804
20052461153
2006284957
2007275880
20083121230
20093451172
20103191563
20113611262
20123521075
20133901353
20143931333
20153741287
20163851164
20173791163
20183501535
20194331058
20204741258

Business

Purdue University ranked 30th for Business in the United States and 40th in the World with 9,213 publications made and 470,929 citations received. Main research topics: Marketing, Management Information Systems, Operations Research, Management, Project Management.

RankRanking
#30 of 866In the United States
#32 of 932In North America
#40 of 4,080In the World

Purdue University
Business Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199063256
199170109
199282236
199389163
1994110474
19951061335
1996116451
1997106543
1998137460
1999145616
2000177793
20011621411
2002155947
2003208770
20042461106
2005250784
20063241301
20072851583
20083241483
20093631680
20103431384
20113701641
20124231466
20135091721
20144341546
20154671329
20163991102
20173951359
2018326980
2019341805
2020369872

Economics

Purdue University ranked 40th for Economics in the United States and 63rd in the World with 4,482 publications made and 189,766 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Finance, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Agricultural Economics, Development Studies.

RankRanking
#40 of 690In the United States
#42 of 753In North America
#63 of 3,117In the World

Purdue University
Economics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199034244
19912824
199249141
199343163
19945071
199544179
199660243
199747131
199885499
199978220
200080317
200180565
200272235
200398383
200497434
2005106511
2006141360
2007128472
2008136522
2009178613
2010147458
2011206899
2012187759
2013199958
2014188658
2015206723
2016194661
2017177330
2018136855
2019184392
2020199715

Art & Design

Purdue University ranked 25th for Art & Design in the United States and 31st in the World with 3,886 publications made and 86,745 citations received. Main research topics: Multimedia, Creative Writing, UX/UI Desgin, Computer Graphics, Literature.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and therefore prefers institutions researching arts through computer science.

RankRanking
#25 of 731In the United States
#27 of 796In North America
#31 of 2,801In the World

Purdue University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19903714
19914033
19923285
19933470
19944851
19954735
19963522
19975045
199849139
19996139
20007464
200167171
200271130
200380157
2004114237
2005150246
2006158340
2007138402
2008143517
2009149307
2010179318
2011173438
2012153324
2013260345
2014198365
2015175280
2016162331
2017172308
2018119261
2019169375
2020171398