Alliant Recognized for Outstanding Contributions in Diversity and Research

Alliant Recognized for Outstanding Contributions in Diversity and Research

For the 7th consecutive year, Alliant appears among the “Top 100 Minority Degree Producers,” according to the latest issue of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. Alliant ranks first in awarding doctoral degrees in Psychology to African Americans, to Hispanics, and to total minorities. Alliant is second in doctoral psychology degrees awarded to Asian Americans, and sixth in the number of doctorates awarded to Hispanics across all disciplines. In total, Alliant appears among the Top 100 in 13 categories. View the “Top 100 Minority Degree Producers” rankings for graduate and professional institutions.

Additionally, Alliant has been included in new rankings of international research institutions by Scimago Lab, a technology-based company in Spain that produces reports on science, academic publications, and research output at the institutional level. The Scimago Institutions Rankings reports on 5,100 institutions including universities, health science companies, government research organizations ,and technology companies. To be included in the study, an institution must have produced at least 100 published works in leading academic and scientific journals in at least one of the past five years. Alliant achieved this level of scholarly output in 2012.

Alliant is one of just 385 U.S. universities to be included in the Scimago rankings. The study compares institutions on several dimensions, including the total output of scholarly publications, the percent of articles appearing in the top journals of each discipline, the impact of publications, and the extent of international collaboration. The study includes a total of 2,782 universities from around the world, representing roughly 28 percent of the world’s estimated 9,760 institutions of higher education. View the 2014 Scimago Institutional Rankings.

Alliant President Geoffrey Cox said, “Both of these rankings indicate that we are achieving our commitments to the 4 pillars of our mission, and in particular our emphases on scholarship and diversity. Perhaps more importantly, they show that Alliant’s influence is disproportional to its size and scope. Although we focus on a relatively narrow range of academic disciplines and professions, the work of our faculty, students, and the staff who support them, gives our university an impact that is in many ways equal to that of much larger and more academically diverse institutions.”