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Washington State University ranked 77th in the United States and 156th in the World 2022 overall rankings, plus got TOP 100 in 22 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for Washington State University is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 49,351 publications and 2,200,958 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 187 notable alumni .

Rank Ranking
#156 of 14,131 In the World
#87 of 2,597 In North America
#77 of 2,496 In the United States
#2 of 57 In Washington
#8 of 1,122 For Agricultural Engineering
#16 of 1,006 For Horticulture
#22 of 1,689 For Botany
#278 of 7,349 For Alumni Impact
#90 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top100 For 19 other topics

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Biology

Washington State University ranked 66th for Biology in the United States and 131st in the World with 16,368 publications made and 886,965 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Botany, Agricultural Science, Genetics, Horticulture.

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

Washington State University
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 220 506
1992 95 233
1993 130 358
1994 149 306
1995 144 391
1996 289 826
1997 317 1082
1998 366 1270
1999 365 1577
2000 347 1716
2001 351 1796
2002 376 1750
2003 442 2090
2004 428 2194
2005 417 1866
2006 418 2133
2007 461 2468
2008 530 2363
2009 503 2543
2010 601 2806
2011 549 2804
2012 603 2701
2013 603 3435
2014 658 3228
2015 657 3870
2016 704 4038
2017 661 2909
2018 538 2284
2019 645 2825
2020 636 2321
2021 733 9640
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Horticulture 7 7 16
Botany 14 14 22
Agricultural Science 17 18 24
Toxicology 19 21 31
Nutrition and Food Science 15 16 34
Entomology 25 26 47
Animal Science 27 33 58
Biotechnology 25 29 58
Forestry 28 32 68
Evolutionary Biology 50 55 77
Biochemistry 56 60 93
Microbiology 53 60 108
Genetics 66 69 115
Virology 62 67 115
Zoology 49 57 125
Astrobiology 61 68 135
Biophysics 72 79 152
Molecular Biology 80 90 188
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 75 93 221
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 108 122 231
Neuroscience 96 110 236
Pharmacology 95 108 281
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 117 132 310
Paleontology 98 117 318
Nanotechnology 92 99 337
Immunology 113 127 365
Oncology and Cancer research 140 155 553

Chemistry

Washington State University ranked 62nd for Chemistry in the United States and 185th in the World with 10,400 publications made and 488,144 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Nutrition and Food Science, Chemical Engineering, Inorganic Chemistry.

Rank Ranking
#62 of 717 In the United States
#68 of 778 In North America
#185 of 4,317 In the World

Washington State University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 129 252
1992 72 120
1993 115 197
1994 143 210
1995 115 234
1996 165 448
1997 181 479
1998 215 576
1999 195 744
2000 178 761
2001 224 952
2002 202 943
2003 214 840
2004 222 1060
2005 250 973
2006 232 1100
2007 279 1343
2008 281 1317
2009 272 1160
2010 340 1701
2011 352 1705
2012 373 1587
2013 368 1821
2014 459 2744
2015 417 2385
2016 434 2392
2017 465 2484
2018 427 2177
2019 477 2497
2020 503 1965
2021 509 1025
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Nutrition and Food Science 15 16 34
Biochemistry 56 60 93
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 52 59 136
Petrology and Geochemistry 45 58 144
Environmental Chemistry 59 68 168
Biochemical Engineering 52 61 193
Radiochemistry 29 34 196
Organic Chemistry 65 75 231
Materials Science 75 83 265
Physical chemistry 71 83 267
Inorganic Chemistry 67 76 272
Chemical Engineering 70 80 315
Computational Chemistry 99 111 336
Nanotechnology 92 99 337
Pharmacy 105 120 467

Engineering

Washington State University ranked 80th for Engineering in the United States and 281st in the World with 8,674 publications made and 282,326 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Automation and Control engineering, Optical Engineering, Nanotechnology.

Rank Ranking
#80 of 756 In the United States
#91 of 818 In North America
#281 of 4,624 In the World

Washington State University
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 113 61
1992 70 35
1993 85 81
1994 124 129
1995 92 122
1996 136 223
1997 130 155
1998 163 173
1999 166 339
2000 156 217
2001 152 419
2002 151 418
2003 146 458
2004 193 550
2005 220 552
2006 204 550
2007 265 776
2008 249 825
2009 263 1164
2010 299 1178
2011 333 1415
2012 364 1494
2013 328 1483
2014 453 2279
2015 396 1916
2016 441 2289
2017 406 1999
2018 440 2008
2019 496 2351
2020 493 1702
2021 479 976
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Agricultural Engineering 5 5 8
Biotechnology 25 29 58
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 52 59 136
Environmental Engineering 39 46 137
Product and Industrial Design 59 66 141
Firefighting and Fire Science 57 62 155
Renewable Energy Engineering 42 53 179
Reliability and Quality Engineering 59 71 187
Biochemical Engineering 52 61 193
Engineering Management 72 81 202
Systems Engineering 49 61 204
Human-Computer Interaction 70 84 204
Geotechnical Engineering 51 66 222
Structural Engineering 64 75 231
Biomedical Engineering 94 106 245
Electrical Engineering 73 84 246
Automation and Control engineering 68 83 255
Materials Science 75 83 265
Metallurgical Engineering 53 64 268
Telecommunications 79 96 289
Operations Research 83 102 295
Aviation 116 127 298
Architectural Engineering 58 67 300
Applied/Engineering Physics 93 100 312
Chemical Engineering 70 80 315
Computer Engineering 96 111 315
Landscape Architecture 79 90 326
Nuclear Engineering 79 99 329
Nanotechnology 92 99 337
Computer Networking 109 128 349
Electronic Engineering 87 108 352
Construction Management 95 115 360
Civil Engineering 78 92 380
Architecture 88 103 384
Optical Engineering 108 125 388
Automotive Engineering 81 99 392
Acoustical Engineering 117 137 394
Technical Drawing 116 131 394
Remote Sensing 124 147 403
Transportation Engineering 117 135 404
Industrial Engineering 110 130 419
Mechanical Engineering 104 120 433
Marine Engineering 118 140 472
Aerospace Engineering 175 195 478
Petroleum Engineering 139 161 608
Mining Engineering 124 151 660
Robotics 160 190 819

Medicine

Washington State University ranked 118th for Medicine in the United States and 363rd in the World with 7,329 publications made and 271,466 citations received. Main research topics: Virology, Health Science, Immunology, Anatomy and Physiology, Public Health.

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

Washington State University
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 108 111
1992 46 94
1993 56 75
1994 80 108
1995 62 66
1996 161 270
1997 133 297
1998 163 362
1999 163 473
2000 139 431
2001 170 463
2002 141 474
2003 163 573
2004 159 785
2005 168 641
2006 166 522
2007 200 812
2008 204 626
2009 201 661
2010 254 847
2011 207 966
2012 259 1203
2013 257 1096
2014 244 1237
2015 253 1918
2016 351 1542
2017 305 966
2018 253 800
2019 376 957
2020 375 912
2021 434 366
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Toxicology 19 21 31
Veterinary 17 18 54
Virology 62 67 115
Forensic Science 36 41 116
Urology 63 72 156
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 108 122 231
Clinical Psychology 126 143 234
Biomedical Engineering 94 106 245
Anatomy and Physiology 98 114 247
Occupational Therapy 97 113 249
Audiology 98 113 254
Public Health 110 129 278
Pharmacology 95 108 281
Family medicine 126 144 319
Healthcare Management (MHA) 127 146 323
Respiratory Therapy 103 119 324
Gerontology 139 159 327
Psychiatry 144 161 338
Health Science 136 153 351
Immunology 113 127 365
Nursing 138 160 379
Sports / Exercise science 139 160 403
Anesthesiology 126 142 458
Pharmacy 105 120 467
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 173 193 499
Sonography and Ultrasound 135 153 515
Medical Physics 165 185 533
Oncology and Cancer research 140 155 553
Pathology 135 150 554
Critical Care Nursing 171 190 582
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 138 155 601
Physical Therapy 184 210 615
Social Work 286 322 616
Sports Medicine 189 218 629
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 144 160 630
Pediatrics 148 167 633
Cardiology 159 178 647
Epidemiology 153 173 661
Radiation Therapy 164 181 684
Surgery 175 194 756
Optometry 173 194 761
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 151 168 781
Plastic Surgery 183 198 796
Orthodontics 183 203 849

Physics

Washington State University ranked 86th for Physics in the United States and 293rd in the World with 6,822 publications made and 290,955 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Atomic and Molecular physics, Biophysics, Optical Engineering, Nanotechnology.

Rank Ranking
#86 of 721 In the United States
#96 of 781 In North America
#293 of 4,082 In the World

Washington State University
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 89 63
1992 59 61
1993 75 86
1994 106 98
1995 76 89
1996 104 163
1997 115 192
1998 146 239
1999 130 232
2000 114 222
2001 129 241
2002 126 243
2003 131 323
2004 159 495
2005 193 672
2006 181 751
2007 252 1101
2008 195 771
2009 220 977
2010 219 1072
2011 273 1236
2012 297 1226
2013 257 1302
2014 336 1547
2015 266 1492
2016 319 5034
2017 298 4483
2018 323 2309
2019 361 2469
2020 358 1692
2021 327 774
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Astrobiology 61 68 135
Biophysics 72 79 152
Atomic and Molecular physics 65 69 183
Materials Science 75 83 265
Applied/Engineering Physics 93 100 312
Nanotechnology 92 99 337
Astrophysics and Astronomy 110 124 338
Condensed Matter Physics 87 98 358
Optical Engineering 108 125 388
Acoustical Engineering 117 137 394
Quantum and Particle physics 97 111 395
Medical Physics 165 185 533
Nuclear Physics 141 160 559
Theoretical Physics 143 169 745

Environmental Science

Washington State University ranked 52nd for Environmental Science in the United States and 123rd in the World with 6,688 publications made and 321,039 citations received. Main research topics: Agricultural Science, Ecology, Geology, Geography and Cartography, Environmental Management.

Rank Ranking
#52 of 750 In the United States
#60 of 818 In North America
#123 of 4,023 In the World

Washington State University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 64 139
1992 28 99
1993 42 156
1994 50 104
1995 29 64
1996 80 183
1997 92 235
1998 82 193
1999 103 336
2000 115 656
2001 110 481
2002 125 747
2003 170 904
2004 181 936
2005 166 572
2006 174 797
2007 182 780
2008 204 1087
2009 200 847
2010 270 1428
2011 234 1055
2012 257 956
2013 260 1087
2014 345 1031
2015 362 2008
2016 387 1894
2017 363 1365
2018 256 1733
2019 296 997
2020 315 1356
2021 357 595

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Washington State University ranked 89th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United States and 208th in the World with 6,073 publications made and 242,341 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Sociology, Political Science, Communications and Public Relations, Education Majors.

Rank Ranking
#89 of 1,262 In the United States
#104 of 1,341 In North America
#208 of 5,073 In the World

Washington State University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 53 87
1992 27 73
1993 32 57
1994 40 51
1995 39 81
1996 85 201
1997 88 128
1998 91 265
1999 87 288
2000 93 624
2001 110 315
2002 110 415
2003 121 957
2004 145 600
2005 163 419
2006 135 396
2007 170 572
2008 199 734
2009 224 772
2010 254 976
2011 188 714
2012 233 951
2013 207 828
2014 260 1179
2015 249 1011
2016 315 1190
2017 284 781
2018 289 818
2019 323 779
2020 323 997
2021 363 379
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Archaeology 25 28 67
Broadcast Journalism 53 57 82
Radio and Television broadcasting 57 62 86
Criminology and Criminal Justice 70 78 109
Forensic Science 36 41 116
Law Enforcement 73 80 119
Genealogy 71 81 159
Demography 79 92 169
Library and Information science 91 104 184
Education Majors 84 97 187
Journalism and Digital Media 89 100 203
Sociology 83 97 208
Communications and Public Relations 95 109 212
Special Education 105 120 213
Early Childhood Education 129 138 226
Media Studies 90 105 229
Anthropology 103 121 236
Gender Studies 106 123 248
Public Policy / Administration 100 116 250
Aesthetics 90 107 250
History 119 138 271
Occupational Safety and Health 142 162 285
Classics and Ancient History 124 139 289
Publishing 108 126 289
Political Science 116 133 297
Political Economy 115 131 302
Law 139 156 324
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 127 149 340
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies 171 188 348
Philosophy 136 158 367
Intellectual Property and Patent Law 149 168 381
Sports / Exercise science 139 160 403
Linguistics 129 150 426
Art History 187 215 448
International Relations and Diplomacy 178 200 485
Urban and Regional planning 114 135 514
Social Work 286 322 616
Human Rights Law 202 233 626
Military science 296 329 645
International Law 226 261 724

Psychology

Washington State University ranked 99th for Psychology in the United States and 184th in the World with 3,934 publications made and 260,118 citations received. Main research topics: Social Psychology, Child Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience.

Rank Ranking
#99 of 981 In the United States
#113 of 1,047 In North America
#184 of 3,654 In the World

Washington State University
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 45 349
1992 19 25
1993 23 86
1994 34 112
1995 34 133
1996 71 307
1997 73 311
1998 76 395
1999 71 355
2000 79 906
2001 76 545
2002 62 337
2003 91 949
2004 93 566
2005 91 577
2006 95 638
2007 106 704
2008 127 686
2009 152 1009
2010 151 817
2011 131 831
2012 165 833
2013 139 876
2014 154 751
2015 133 571
2016 219 1142
2017 159 557
2018 150 494
2019 165 561
2020 140 354
2021 188 273
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Social Psychology 63 70 92
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 74 84 124
Child Psychology 96 109 165
Education Majors 84 97 187
Special Education 105 120 213
Sexology 123 143 226
Clinical Psychology 126 143 234
Neuroscience 96 110 236
Cognitive Science 101 116 239
Occupational Therapy 97 113 249
Psychiatry 144 161 338
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 127 149 340
Social Work 286 322 616

Computer Science

Washington State University ranked 114th for Computer Science in the United States and 342nd in the World with 3,652 publications made and 172,903 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cognitive Science, Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Neuroscience, Management Information Systems.

Rank Ranking
#114 of 858 In the United States
#133 of 927 In North America
#342 of 4,392 In the World

Washington State University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 38 124
1992 19 19
1993 16 8
1994 36 47
1995 26 73
1996 60 119
1997 61 221
1998 45 99
1999 82 369
2000 60 231
2001 48 380
2002 66 180
2003 67 332
2004 79 386
2005 98 311
2006 81 375
2007 121 465
2008 107 1287
2009 171 773
2010 158 623
2011 166 749
2012 141 616
2013 152 701
2014 147 710
2015 149 731
2016 196 622
2017 176 665
2018 171 668
2019 187 762
2020 221 1198
2021 223 8882
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Information Technology 66 73 134
Multimedia 63 72 162
Library and Information science 91 104 184
Human-Computer Interaction 70 84 204
Management Information Systems 70 84 206
Data Science 83 96 212
Neuroscience 96 110 236
Cognitive Science 101 116 239
Game Design and Development 82 101 247
Telecommunications 79 96 289
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 117 132 310
Machine Learning 96 114 315
Computer Engineering 96 111 315
UX/UI Desgin 93 109 327
Computer Networking 109 128 349
Computer Graphics 109 126 362
Blockchain and Cryptography 109 126 365
Animation 115 135 421
Cyber Security 134 153 440
Software Engineering 128 148 461
Database Administration 142 166 501
Artificial Intelligence (AI) 131 156 510
Computational Linguistics 138 166 594
Computer Vision 172 200 797
Robotics 160 190 819

Business

Washington State University ranked 79th for Business in the United States and 179th in the World with 2,895 publications made and 159,875 citations received. Main research topics: Marketing, Advertising, Management Information Systems, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance.

Rank Ranking
#79 of 834 In the United States
#91 of 900 In North America
#179 of 4,001 In the World

Washington State University
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 16 22
1992 8 16
1993 16 30
1994 16 24
1995 15 27
1996 41 193
1997 48 101
1998 45 130
1999 65 363
2000 55 348
2001 54 279
2002 66 296
2003 74 685
2004 85 531
2005 101 277
2006 73 391
2007 109 459
2008 121 1632
2009 139 625
2010 126 791
2011 137 542
2012 128 369
2013 108 498
2014 120 426
2015 141 410
2016 165 597
2017 136 472
2018 122 520
2019 117 445
2020 116 320
2021 131 215
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Hospitality and Hotel Management 12 14 32
Advertising 39 40 52
Marketing 44 47 79
Real Estate 46 49 92
Entertainment Industry Business 74 82 153
Tax Law 90 101 190
Engineering Management 72 81 202
Finance 95 105 205
Management Information Systems 70 84 206
Investment Banking and Stock trading 93 105 238
Public Policy / Administration 100 116 250
International Business 87 99 263
Supply Chain Management 75 89 263
Entrepreneurship 91 108 267
Project Management 90 108 273
Risk Management 95 113 279
Occupational Safety and Health 142 162 285
Human Resource Management 111 130 289
Management 109 126 292
Operations Research 83 102 295
Actuarial Science 128 146 307
International Trade 97 113 313
Accounting 128 145 322
Construction Management 95 115 360

Mathematics

Washington State University ranked 94th for Mathematics in the United States and 232nd in the World with 1,800 publications made and 65,207 citations received. Main research topics: Statistics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Math Teachers, Blockchain and Cryptography, Applied Mathematics.

Rank Ranking
#94 of 684 In the United States
#109 of 744 In North America
#232 of 3,376 In the World

Washington State University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 16 72
1992 13 13
1993 14 7
1994 15 14
1995 6 4
1996 19 14
1997 34 59
1998 38 57
1999 46 146
2000 32 128
2001 38 84
2002 40 101
2003 44 151
2004 36 124
2005 49 135
2006 51 122
2007 67 134
2008 54 85
2009 61 101
2010 64 103
2011 71 216
2012 76 152
2013 72 187
2014 68 314
2015 68 149
2016 87 293
2017 59 92
2018 60 129
2019 75 172
2020 78 89
2021 86 112
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 74 87 167
Statistics 94 111 208
Math Teachers 106 117 216
Applied Mathematics 76 90 263
Operations Research 83 102 295
Actuarial Science 128 146 307
Blockchain and Cryptography 109 126 365

Economics

Washington State University ranked 81st for Economics in the United States and 204th in the World with 1,535 publications made and 68,054 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Development Studies, Finance, Agricultural Economics.

Rank Ranking
#81 of 654 In the United States
#94 of 717 In North America
#204 of 3,039 In the World

Washington State University
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 10 7
1992 8 9
1993 9 5
1994 14 19
1995 7 20
1996 18 52
1997 26 68
1998 32 62
1999 31 137
2000 31 132
2001 36 44
2002 33 166
2003 49 239
2004 36 200
2005 42 111
2006 51 191
2007 54 156
2008 59 173
2009 70 250
2010 80 339
2011 72 188
2012 64 162
2013 67 170
2014 62 158
2015 77 274
2016 73 78
2017 49 203
2018 45 42
2019 43 61
2020 57 236
2021 61 63
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Agricultural Economics 28 30 48
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 74 87 167
Finance 95 105 205
Development Studies 71 87 212
Investment Banking and Stock trading 93 105 238
International Economics 86 97 251
Environmental Economics 63 78 280
Political Economy 115 131 302
Actuarial Science 128 146 307
International Trade 97 113 313
International Relations and Diplomacy 178 200 485

Art & Design

Washington State University ranked 98th for Art & Design in the United States and 250th in the World with 789 publications made and 32,970 citations received. Main research topics: Multimedia, Creative Writing, Art History, Literature, Aesthetics.

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
#98 of 685 In the United States
#115 of 750 In North America
#250 of 2,700 In the World

Washington State University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 5 9
1992 0 0
1993 7 4
1994 8 2
1995 4 1
1996 19 7
1997 15 30
1998 13 27
1999 17 147
2000 11 6
2001 14 27
2002 13 7
2003 11 72
2004 22 61
2005 25 11
2006 19 24
2007 27 56
2008 38 883
2009 38 181
2010 41 148
2011 32 40
2012 35 107
2013 48 133
2014 27 29
2015 30 43
2016 41 93
2017 30 56
2018 30 40
2019 28 72
2020 34 202
2021 37 42
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Interior Design 37 41 138
Entertainment Industry Business 74 82 153
Multimedia 63 72 162
Graphic Design 85 95 197
Game Design and Development 82 101 247
Aesthetics 90 107 250
Creative Writing 103 122 284
Landscape Architecture 79 90 326
UX/UI Desgin 93 109 327
Fashion Design 117 136 327
Performing arts 127 152 349
Computer Graphics 109 126 362
Architecture 88 103 384
Literature 141 164 386
Animation 115 135 421
Art History 187 215 448
Music 172 198 479
Cinematography 152 174 481