Office of Planning & Budgeting


October 30, 2014

UW Ranked 14th Best University in the World by U.S. News & World Report

The University of Washington was ranked the 14th best university in the world by U.S. News & World Report’s inaugural “Best Global Universities Ranking,” which was released on Tuesday. Unlike U.S. News’s national rankings, which focus on undergraduate admissions data and graduation rates, these new rankings were based on research-heavy factors such global research reputation,…

June 18, 2014

“Degree Attainment Around the World (Cup)”

On Monday, The Equity Line posted the following piece about how the U.S. compares to the other World Cup countries in terms of degree attainment. More Than Just a Game: Degree Attainment Around the World (Cup) Posted on June 16, 2014 by Kaylé Barnes and Joseph Yeado “Defying commentators, critics, and prognosticators, the U.S. has…

February 5, 2013

Washington Schools Leads Nation in Peace Corps Volunteers

As The Seattle Times reported today, “For the first time ever, three Washington colleges swept the nation in their respective size categories for having the most participants in the Peace Corps.” The UW topped the large-schools list with 107 volunteers (tied with the University of Florida), Western Washington University led the medium-schools list with 73…

June 18, 2012

Research Universities and the Future of America: New NRC Report

In 2009, the National Research Council received a request from Congress for a “report that examines the health and competitiveness of America’s research universities vis-à-vis their counterparts elsewhere in the world”. Responding to the request, the NRC assembled a 22-member panel of university and business leaders and mandated them to identify the “top ten actions…

June 6, 2012

NRC Panel Publishes Report on Productivity Measurement in Higher Education

A few weeks ago, the National Research Council’s Panel on Measuring Higher Education Productivity published its 192-page report on Improving Measurement of Productivity in Higher Education, marking the culmination of a three-year, $900,000 effort funded by the Lumina Foundation and involving 15 higher education policy experts nationwide. In explaining the need for a new productivity…