Trio of Texas Tech Programs Ranks Nationally in Productivity Study

Three of Texas Tech University’s programs have been ranked in a national survey as among the top most productive in their areas of study.

Doctoral programs in industrial engineering; wildlife sciences; and composition, rhetoric and writing received top-10 rankings in a productivity survey compiled annually by Academic Analytics. The results were published in the Nov. 16 issue of "The Chronicle of Higher Education."

Composition, rhetoric and writing earned a fifth-place ranking among similar programs surveyed. Industrial engineering ranked sixth in its discipline and wildlife sciences placed eighth in the country.

The productivity of each faculty member is judged on such factors as books published, journal publications, citations of journal articles, federal-grant dollars awarded, and honors and awards. The 2007 index compiled overall institutional rankings on 375 universities that offer the doctoral degree. The total number of faculty members rated by the 2007 index is 164,843.