Western Carolina University: Rankings

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Western Carolina University ranked 396th in the United States and 1540th in the World 2022 overall rankings, plus got TOP 50% in 20 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for Western Carolina University is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 2,913 publications and 72,607 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 19 notable alumni .

Rank Ranking
#1540 of 14,131 In the World
#440 of 2,597 In North America
#396 of 2,496 In the United States
#11 of 65 In North Carolina
#452 of 1,044 For Social Work
#461 of 1,082 For Genealogy
#496 of 1,006 For Early Childhood Education
#1571 of 7,353 For Alumni Impact
#1443 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top50% For 17 other topics

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Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Western Carolina University ranked 326th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United States and 1012th in the World with 1,059 publications made and 18,398 citations received. Main research topics: Political Science, Sociology, Education Majors, Demography, Communications and Public Relations.

Rank Ranking
#326 of 1,262 In the United States
#366 of 1,341 In North America
#1012 of 5,073 In the World

Western Carolina University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 4 3
1992 5 0
1993 2 0
1994 7 1
1995 4 2
1996 7 16
1997 9 4
1998 14 11
1999 14 55
2000 18 38
2001 12 11
2002 9 6
2003 16 36
2004 24 37
2005 26 35
2006 27 154
2007 31 70
2008 42 40
2009 42 116
2010 56 73
2011 49 84
2012 58 80
2013 69 69
2014 62 101
2015 49 162
2016 66 81
2017 54 37
2018 55 84
2019 63 38
2020 49 48
2021 73 58
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Social Work 216 243 452
Genealogy 182 207 461
Early Childhood Education 244 265 496
Criminology and Criminal Justice 260 290 505
Publishing 185 209 529
Education Majors 232 261 562
Special Education 243 268 568
Law Enforcement 251 281 593
Broadcast Journalism 250 282 660
Communications and Public Relations 265 297 709
Anthropology 308 342 723
Media Studies 290 331 729
Sociology 277 316 771
History 357 393 824
Forensic Science 189 218 870
Public Policy / Administration 290 327 898
Archaeology 288 325 908
Political Science 309 347 946
Occupational Safety and Health 322 359 975
Library and Information science 290 327 981
Law 384 421 1067
Demography 367 412 1567

Psychology

Western Carolina University ranked 275th for Psychology in the United States and 720th in the World with 791 publications made and 26,605 citations received. Main research topics: Social Psychology, Child Psychology, Education Majors, Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry.

Rank Ranking
#275 of 981 In the United States
#306 of 1,047 In North America
#720 of 3,654 In the World

Western Carolina University
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 9 20
1992 3 0
1993 2 0
1994 7 3
1995 3 1
1996 14 44
1997 14 17
1998 17 31
1999 17 47
2000 14 54
2001 9 24
2002 11 11
2003 11 4
2004 10 34
2005 17 54
2006 8 5
2007 17 92
2008 23 349
2009 25 86
2010 40 197
2011 31 108
2012 50 86
2013 52 189
2014 47 110
2015 34 94
2016 50 191
2017 41 87
2018 31 33
2019 33 34
2020 25 28
2021 33 40
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Social Work 216 243 452
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 209 238 514
Social Psychology 224 253 532
Education Majors 232 261 562
Special Education 243 268 568
Child Psychology 255 287 575
Clinical Psychology 289 321 723
Sexology 375 413 851
Psychiatry 295 330 905
Cognitive Science 318 359 926

Medicine

Western Carolina University ranked 402nd for Medicine in the United States and 1736th in the World with 596 publications made and 10,752 citations received. Main research topics: Health Science, Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, Nursing, Gerontology.

Rank Ranking
#402 of 1,040 In the United States
#443 of 1,110 In North America
#1736 of 4,739 In the World

Western Carolina University
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 3 0
1992 1 0
1993 0 0
1994 2 3
1995 1 0
1996 3 0
1997 5 14
1998 11 19
1999 11 8
2000 12 22
2001 4 9
2002 7 2
2003 10 23
2004 11 16
2005 7 12
2006 11 21
2007 11 25
2008 20 49
2009 17 20
2010 24 132
2011 26 27
2012 39 72
2013 32 70
2014 33 63
2015 34 98
2016 36 111
2017 37 38
2018 40 43
2019 43 51
2020 27 18
2021 43 24
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Social Work 216 243 452
Nursing 263 293 720
Clinical Psychology 289 321 723
Forensic Science 189 218 870
Psychiatry 295 330 905
Health Science 315 345 977
Gerontology 303 339 996

Business

Western Carolina University ranked 325th for Business in the United States and 1178th in the World with 441 publications made and 11,907 citations received. Main research topics: Marketing, Management Information Systems, Public Policy / Administration, Human Resource Management, Engineering Management.

Rank Ranking
#325 of 834 In the United States
#363 of 900 In North America
#1178 of 4,001 In the World

Western Carolina University
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 3 1
1992 2 0
1993 3 0
1994 4 9
1995 4 13
1996 3 16
1997 7 19
1998 7 10
1999 9 57
2000 7 27
2001 6 11
2002 7 5
2003 9 25
2004 11 12
2005 14 10
2006 16 12
2007 19 26
2008 37 48
2009 16 9
2010 21 207
2011 22 34
2012 21 36
2013 19 72
2014 27 41
2015 24 50
2016 18 49
2017 14 19
2018 26 17
2019 15 18
2020 16 7
2021 14 29
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Engineering Management 159 181 528
Entrepreneurship 170 197 549
Construction Management 138 164 590
Human Resource Management 223 255 788
Marketing 259 291 873
Public Policy / Administration 290 327 898
Occupational Safety and Health 322 359 975
Management Information Systems 267 300 1004

Environmental Science

Western Carolina University ranked 345th for Environmental Science in the United States and 1738th in the World with 306 publications made and 8,853 citations received. Main research topics: Ecology, Geography and Cartography, Geology, Mining Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#345 of 750 In the United States
#397 of 818 In North America
#1738 of 4,023 In the World

Western Carolina University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 2 4
1992 0 0
1993 1 3
1994 2 2
1995 2 1
1996 2 3
1997 5 12
1998 1 0
1999 1 6
2000 11 34
2001 10 20
2002 3 9
2003 8 12
2004 11 60
2005 8 27
2006 9 31
2007 13 28
2008 10 35
2009 12 31
2010 19 29
2011 14 42
2012 7 14
2013 16 61
2014 13 33
2015 21 42
2016 20 119
2017 9 12
2018 9 18
2019 15 12
2020 16 24
2021 27 24
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Mining Engineering 167 199 1004
Ecology 297 344 1121
Geology 304 352 1360
Geography and Cartography 330 378 1600

Computer Science

Western Carolina University ranked 317th for Computer Science in the United States and 1394th in the World with 284 publications made and 14,123 citations received. Main research topics: Management Information Systems, Cognitive Science, Library and Information science.

Rank Ranking
#317 of 858 In the United States
#354 of 927 In North America
#1394 of 4,392 In the World

Western Carolina University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 0
1992 1 0
1993 3 0
1994 2 3
1995 2 0
1996 5 2
1997 3 0
1998 6 6
1999 3 1
2000 2 5
2001 2 1
2002 3 0
2003 7 3
2004 3 7
2005 13 5
2006 8 4
2007 13 15
2008 17 30
2009 18 799
2010 15 83
2011 15 10
2012 8 21
2013 8 14
2014 15 8
2015 5 2
2016 16 64
2017 18 38
2018 14 23
2019 8 3
2020 21 15
2021 14 21
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Cognitive Science 318 359 926
Library and Information science 290 327 981
Management Information Systems 267 300 1004

Engineering

Western Carolina University ranked 445th for Engineering in the United States and 2899th in the World with 242 publications made and 3,136 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Engineering Management, Construction Management, Mining Engineering, Polymer science and Plastics engineering.

Rank Ranking
#445 of 756 In the United States
#499 of 818 In North America
#2899 of 4,624 In the World

Western Carolina University
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 0
1992 0 0
1993 3 0
1994 1 0
1995 0 0
1996 2 1
1997 4 1
1998 3 0
1999 0 0
2000 2 0
2001 1 1
2002 3 1
2003 5 2
2004 3 0
2005 3 0
2006 6 2
2007 6 6
2008 12 20
2009 11 3
2010 22 97
2011 21 23
2012 9 18
2013 10 56
2014 16 6
2015 14 3
2016 13 29
2017 9 19
2018 10 16
2019 10 15
2020 17 6
2021 24 30
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Engineering Management 159 181 528
Construction Management 138 164 590
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 204 229 934
Landscape Architecture 178 204 948
Mining Engineering 167 199 1004
Materials Science 491 543 3503

Mathematics

Western Carolina University ranked 340th for Mathematics in the United States and 1460th in the World with 236 publications made and 4,859 citations received. Main research topic: Math Teachers.

Rank Ranking
#340 of 684 In the United States
#382 of 744 In North America
#1460 of 3,376 In the World

Western Carolina University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 2 1
1992 1 0
1993 3 0
1994 5 4
1995 4 2
1996 2 0
1997 7 4
1998 0 0
1999 3 1
2000 5 22
2001 3 4
2002 1 1
2003 6 15
2004 8 18
2005 7 4
2006 6 5
2007 8 17
2008 14 38
2009 8 42
2010 12 71
2011 12 5
2012 14 26
2013 14 16
2014 10 8
2015 7 12
2016 14 28
2017 10 4
2018 9 5
2019 11 6
2020 10 10
2021 8 3
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Math Teachers 236 260 600

Art & Design

Western Carolina University ranked 386th for Art & Design in the United States and 1267th in the World with 115 publications made and 2,647 citations received. Main research topics: Interior Design, Landscape Architecture.

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
#386 of 685 In the United States
#427 of 750 In North America
#1267 of 2,700 In the World

Western Carolina University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 0 0
1992 1 0
1993 1 0
1994 0 0
1995 1 0
1996 1 13
1997 2 7
1998 4 3
1999 3 2
2000 3 15
2001 2 2
2002 1 0
2003 3 1
2004 2 0
2005 6 5
2006 2 1
2007 9 18
2008 6 26
2009 5 31
2010 7 13
2011 6 3
2012 6 2
2013 7 7
2014 9 14
2015 7 2
2016 0 0
2017 2 1
2018 4 0
2019 4 1
2020 6 1
2021 4 4
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Interior Design 119 133 560
Landscape Architecture 178 204 948

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for Western Carolina University

Speciality United States North America World Rank
Astrobiology 346 380 957
Economics 405 449 1594
Biology 528 580 2797
Chemistry 530 585 3238
Physics 611 666 3448