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U.S. News and World Report Survey

In the fall of 2009, U.S. News commissioned a survey by T.E. Systems, Inc. of doctoral programs in the biological sciences. Questionnaires were sent to the department heads and deans or directors of graduate studies at each program. The questionnaires asked individuals to rate the quality of the program at each institution on a five-point scale from outstanding to marginal. In the biological sciences, 15 percent of those surveyed responded. 

In this reputational survey, the GSBS ranked in the top third in the nation.

NIH Support to All Institutions (Fiscal Year 2010)

Rank Institution
Amount
1 Johns Hopkins U
$610,467,293
2 U of Penn
$481,559,772
3 U of California San Francisco
$475,400,165
4 U of Washington 
$474,042,118
5 U of Michigan
$470,517,923
6 U of Pittsburgh
$424,154,899
7 U of California San Diego
$390,832,339
8 Washington University
$386,470,071
9 Yale
$378,805,446
10 U of California Los Angeles
$368,854,137
11 Duke
$351,616,899
12 U of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
$341,434,146
13 Stanford
$339,893,354
14 Massachusetts General Hospital
$331,770,965
15 Vanderbilt University
$322,051,798
16 Brigham and Women's Hospital
$302,335,077
17 Columbia U Health Sciences
$290,724,425
18 Emory
$262,572,191
19 UT-Houston + MD Anderson Cancer Center
$259,041,092
20 U of Minnesota
$255,160,166
21 U of Wisconsin Madison
$248,762,869
22 Harvard University Medical School
$214,927,564
23 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center $210,376,180
24 Scripps Research Institute
$208,869,561
25 Baylor College of Medicine
$202,869,815

National Research Council Rankings

According to a study published by the National Research Council, The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston is rated in the upper quartile of graduate programs in the United States. The study was based on a 1992-93 survey of over 8,000 faculty members nationwide. In the six areas of the biomedical sciences in which the GSBS has programs, the ratings were as shown below.

Program GSBS Ranking
in Terms of
Faculty Quality
Percentile
Ranking
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 42 of 194 21.6 %
Cell and Developmental Biology 38 of 179 21.2%
Molecular and General Genetics 26 of 103 25.2%
Neurosciences 51 of 102 50.0%
Pharmacology 38 of 127 29.9%
Physiology 23 of 140 16.4%