US Public Universities fall behind in Research

March 15, 2007

A new study assessing per-capita faculty research productivity suggests that American private universities are pulling ahead of their public counterparts in terms of research output. The dramatically different bottom lines of public and private institutions are making themselves felt as private school faculty move forward with research, but public institutions find themselves spreading funds thin. The methodology of the study's authors, Academic Analytics, is being questioned, and some are waiting for the National Research Council's annual departmental ratings as a comparison. Inside Higher Education