The Ohio State University College of Medicine has been ranked 27th in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools" list released on April 15, 2010. This is the same position attained in last year's rankings and represents a gain of 17 positions since 2003. Ohio State also ranked 11th among medical schools at public universities in the 2011 rankings.
The magazine's overall Colleges of Medicine research rankings are based on a weighted average of eight indicators -- peer assessment score, assessment score by residency directors, average undergraduate GPA, average MCAT score, acceptance rate, faculty-to-student ratio, NIH research grants, and NIH research grants per faculty member.
The faculty-to-student ratio was the most improved indicator for Ohio State this year, increasing from 2.7 to 3.2. "This score validates the tremendous commitment our faculty and staff have made to continuously improve the teaching and learning environment for our students," commented Wiley W. "Chip" Souba, MD, ScD, Dean of the OSU College of Medicine and Vice President for Health Sciences.
The college's peer assessment score also increased from 3.3 to 3.4. "This increase is especially noteworthy because it shows that leaders at more of our peer institutions throughout the country are taking notice of the extraordinary change and innovation under way here at Ohio State," Dean Souba added.
Read how Ohio State University ranked in other graduate programs in an April 15, 2010 news release.