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Innovation impacts of nation’s colleges and universities examined

July 23, 2020

A new report released by the George W. Bush Institute has measured the impact that innovation research at U.S. universities and research institutions has had on the country’s economic development. The report, The Innovation Impact of U.S. Universities: Rankings and Policy Conclusions, examines and ranks institutions on four primary impact categories: commercialization, entrepreneurship, research, and teaching. These four categories, along side each institution’s total research spending, contributed to the Bush Institute’s rankings, finding that the top 10 universities for innovation impact were:

  1. The University of California System
  2. The University of Texas System
  3. MIT
  4. University of Washington
  5. University of Michigan
  6. University of Florida
  7. Columbia University
  8. University of Minnesota
  9. Stanford University
  10. University of Pennsylvania

The full report, including the complete rankings of the 195 qualified institutions, can be accessed at the George W. Bush Institute website.

innovation, higher ed