Complete Hirsch Number Rankings of U.S. Philosophy PhD Programs

The first table is a simple (read: hamfisted) summary of the tables to following, generated by giving equal weight to the ordinal ranking achieved by the other measures (e.g., mean, sum h-values, JK method, and KD method). This summary compromises between measures (such as the mean) that ignore size of department and measures (such as summing h-values) that place a great deal of weight on size of department, since two of the four measures summarized by the following table are mean-driven and two are summation-of-h-value-driven.

# Dept.
1 NYU
2 Rutgers 
3 Stanford
4 Pittsburgh
5 Berkeley
6 Arizona
6 Princeton
7 Chicago
9 Duke
10 UNC
10 New School
12 UCSD
13 Harvard
13 Maryland
15 Miami
15 Notre Dame
15 MIT
18 Georgetown
19 Michigan
19 UCLA
21 Columbia
22 CUNY
23 Wisc
23 Texas
25 CMU
26 Umass
27 Syracuse
27 Indiana
29 USC
30 Washington
31 Irvine
31 Fl. State
31 Yale
34 Penn
34 Minnesota
36 Riverside
36 Temple
38 Virginia
38 Colorado
38 Brown
41 Cornell
42 Ariz St
42 Stony Brook
44 Wash U StL
44 Rochester
46 Ohio State
47 Northwestern
47 BU
49 South Fl.
50 St. Louis
51 Hawaii
52 Davis
52 Oklahoma
54 Johns Hopkins
54 Emory
54 Santa Barbara
57 Vanderbilt
57 Missouri
59 Cincinnati
60 Connect.
61 Rice
61 Illinois
63 Bowling Green
64 Purdue
65 Florida
65 Utah
67 Boston Coll
68 Loyola
69 Ill/Chicago
69 Michigan State
69 SUNY Buffalo
69 SUNY Albany
69 Texas A&M
74 S. Car. 
74 Penn State
76 Iowa
77 Kentucky
78 Kansas
78 Baylor
80 Tennessee
81 Memphis
81 Nebraska
83 DePaul
84 Claremont
84 Tulane
86 Oregon
87 Georgia
88 Fordham
89 Santa Cruz
89 Villanova
91 CUA
91 SIU
92 Duquesne
94 New Mexico
95 SUNY Binghamton
95 Wayne State
97 Marquette
98 Arkansas
99 U of Dallas
Rank Dept. Mean Median Mode
1 NYU 10.01 11 12
2 Rutgers  9.63 6.5 4
3 Berkeley 8.53 4.5 3
4 MIT 7.92 7 10
5 Miami 7.79 6 6
6 New School 7.47 5 1
7 Stanford 7.16 5 3
8 Duke 7.09 7 3
9 Pittsburgh 6.58 4 3
10 Arizona 6.48 6 7
11 Harvard 6.31 3.625 0
12 Princeton 6.30 5 5
13 Chicago 6.29 5 0
14 UNC 6.09 6 6
15 UCSD 6.03 4.5 3
16 UCLA 6.00 3.5 2
17 Umass 6.00 6 9
18 Michigan 5.62 4 3
19 CMU 5.59 6 6
20 Wisc 5.38 5 8
21 Maryland 5.18 2.5 2
22 Brown 5.13 3 3
23 Columbia 5.00 3 0
24 Fl. State 4.80 4 4
25 Syracuse 4.74 5 5
26 Georgetown 4.67 4.5 6
27 USC 4.61 3 2
28 Indiana 4.39 4 1
29 Cornell 4.38 3.5 4
30 Texas 4.37 4 4
31 Penn 4.34 3.5 2
32 Rochester 4.31 4 4
33 Virginia 4.27 4 5
34 Washington 4.25 3 4
35 Johns Hopkins 4.22 4 1
36 Irvine 4.19 3 1
37 Notre Dame 4.19 3 2
38 Minnesota 4.10 4 5
39 Riverside 4.05 4 3
40 Northwestern 4.00 3 4
41 Temple 4.00 3 5
42 Wash U StL 4.00 3 1
43 Yale 3.95 3 0
44 Santa Barbara 3.91 3 6
45 Ariz St 3.82 3 2
46 Colorado 3.81 3 2
47 CUNY 3.56 3 3
48 South Fl. 3.53 3 2
49 Davis 3.52 2 1
50 Rice 3.50 1.5 1
51 Hawaii 3.46 4 5
52 BU 3.36 2 0
53 St. Louis 3.30 2 2
54 Stony Brook 3.27 2.5 2
55 Oklahoma 3.13 2 1
56 Ohio State 3.13 3 4
57 Emory 3.12 3 3
58 Bowling Green 3.00 2.5 3
59 Cincinnati 3.00 4 0
60 SUNY Albany 2.90 3 2
61 Missouri 2.88 2 1
62 Iowa 2.88 2.5 2
63 Illinois 2.87 2 2
64 Penn State 2.82 2 2
65 Florida 2.73 2 2
66 Connect. 2.65 2 2
67 Vanderbilt 2.62 3 1
68 Kentucky 2.60 2.5 0
69 Tennessee 2.60 2.5 3
70 Purdue 2.59 2.5 3
71 Utah 2.47 2 2
72 SUNY Buffalo 2.42 1 0
73 Oregon 2.40 2 2
74 Ill/Chicago 2.38 1.5 1
75 Kansas 2.31 2 1
76 Boston Coll 2.26 1 1
77 Tulane 2.22 1 0
78 Baylor 2.21 1 1
79 Santa Cruz 2.20 1.5 1
80 S. Car.  2.17 1 1
81 Texas A&M 2.14 2 1
82 Nebraska 2.07 2 1
83 Loyola 2.04 2 1
84 Memphis 2.00 1 0
85 Michigan State 2.00 1 0
86 Georgia 1.87 2 0
87 SIU 1.79 1 1
88 Claremont 1.78 1 1
89 DePaul 1.68 1 0
90 New Mexico 1.64 2 2
91 Duquesne 1.62 1 1
92 Fordham 1.48 1 0
93 CUA 1.47 1 0
94 Villanova 1.40 1 0
95 SUNY Binghamton 1.31 1 0
96 Wayne State 1.27 1 0
97 Arkansas 1.11 1 0
98 Marquette 0.68 0.5 0
99 U of Dallas 0.36 0 0

 

 

Dept. Sum H-values
1 Rutgers  289
2 NYU 220
3 Pittsburgh 197
4 Stanford 193
5 Notre Dame 180
6 CUNY 143
7 Georgetown 140
8 UNC 140
9 Berkeley 137
10 Arizona 136
11 Texas 136
12 Chicago 132
13 Harvard 126
14 Princeton 126
15 UCSD 121
16 Michigan 118
17 Maryland 114
18 Duke 114
19 Wisc 113
20 New School 112
21 Columbia 110
22 Indiana 101
23 UCLA 96
24 CMU 95
25 MIT 95
26 Miami 94
27 Syracuse 90
28 Irvine 88
29 Minnesota 86
30 Washington 85
31 BU 84
32 USC 83
33 Colorado 80
34 Yale 79
35 Brown 77
36 Riverside 77
37 Ohio State 75
38 Fl. State 72
39 Stony Brook 72
40 Umass 72
41 Cornell 70
42 Penn 70
43 Temple 68
44 Wash U StL 68
45 St. Louis 66
46 Ariz St 65
47 Virginia 64
48 Northwestern 60
49 South Fl. 60
50 Purdue 57
51 Rochester 56
52 Loyola 55
53 Vanderbilt 55
54 Emory 53
55 Boston Coll 52
56 Missouri 49
57 Oklahoma 47
58 Utah 47
59 Michigan State 46
60 SUNY Buffalo 46
61 Davis 46
62 Connect. 45
63 Hawaii 45
64 Texas A&M 45
65 Illinois 43
66 Santa Barbara 43
67 Bowling Green 42
68 Florida 41
69 Fordham 40
70 S. Car.  39
71 Ill/Chicago 38
72 Johns Hopkins 38
73 DePaul 37
74 Rice 35
75 Villanova 35
76 Cincinnati 33
77 Claremont 32
78 Baylor 31
79 Nebraska 31
80 Penn State 31
81 Kansas 30
82 Memphis 30
83 SUNY Albany 29
84 CUA 28
85 Georgia 28
86 Kentucky 26
87 Tennessee 26
88 SIU 25
89 Oregon 24
90 Iowa 23
91 Santa Cruz 22
92 Duquesne 21
93 Tulane 20
94 Marquette 19
95 New Mexico 18
96 SUNY Binghamton 17
97 Wayne State 14
98 Arkansas 10
99 U of Dallas 4

 

Dept. JK Method
1 NYU 11.07
2 Stanford 10.36
3 Pittsburgh 9.42
4 Berkeley 9.33
5 New School 9.00
6 Rutgers  8.89
7 Princeton 8.64
8 Maryland 8.56
9 Duke 8.45
10 Chicago 8.45
11 UCLA 8.43
12 MIT 8.13
13 Arizona 8.08
14 Columbia 8.00
15 UCSD 7.79
16 Miami 7.65
17 Harvard 7.33
18 Notre Dame 7.06
19 CUNY 7.00
20 USC 7.00
21 Umass 6.88
22 Yale 6.75
23 Penn 6.71
24 UNC 6.71
25 Washington 6.63
26 Michigan 6.42
27 CMU 6.36
28 Fl. State 6.29
29 Temple 6.29
30 Georgetown 6.25
31 Wisc 6.08
32 Ariz St 6.00
33 Irvine 6.00
34 Indiana 5.91
35 Virginia 5.88
36 Stony Brook 5.86
37 Syracuse 5.77
38 Minnesota 5.60
39 Colorado 5.56
40 Riverside 5.56
41 Texas 5.47
42 Ohio State 5.25
43 Cornell 5.14
44 Rochester 5.00
45 Brown 3.57
46 Wash U StL 3.56
47 Northwestern 3.43
48 Johns Hopkins 3.25
49 Santa Barbara 3.20
50 Hawaii 3.00
51 South Fl. 3.00
52 Davis 2.90
53 Emory 2.88
54 Oklahoma 2.79
55 Cincinnati 2.70
56 Rice 2.67
57 St. Louis 2.63
58 BU 2.58
59 Missouri 2.56
60 SUNY Albany 2.56
61 Bowling Green 2.46
62 Illinois 2.43
63 Iowa 2.43
64 Connect. 2.38
65 Vanderbilt 2.35
66 Purdue 2.33
67 Penn State 2.30
68 Florida 2.29
69 Kentucky 2.22
70 Utah 2.22
71 Ill/Chicago 2.13
72 Tennessee 2.11
73 Kansas 2.00
74 Texas A&M 1.95
75 S. Car.  1.94
76 Loyola 1.92
77 Nebraska 1.86
78 Oregon 1.78
79 Baylor 1.77
80 Tulane 1.75
81 Georgia 1.71
82 Boston Coll 1.68
83 Michigan State 1.68
84 SUNY Buffalo 1.67
85 Claremont 1.59
86 Memphis 1.57
87 Santa Cruz 1.56
88 DePaul 1.48
89 New Mexico 1.40
90 SIU 1.38
91 Fordham 1.31
92 CUA 1.22
93 Duquesne 1.08
94 Villanova 1.08
95 SUNY Binghamton 1.00
96 Wayne State 1.00
97 Arkansas 0.88
98 Marquette 0.59
99 U of Dallas 0.30

 

Dept. KD Method
1 Rutgers  240
2 NYU 188
3 Stanford 145
4 Pittsburgh 141
5 Notre Dame 120
6 UNC 114
7 Arizona 105
8 Georgetown 100
9 Princeton 95
10 Chicago 93
11 Texas 88
12 UCSD 86
13 Duke 85
14 Berkeley 84
15 CUNY 77
16 Maryland 77
17 Michigan 77
18 Miami 77
19 Syracuse 75
20 Harvard 73
21 Wisc 73
22 Columbia 72
23 New School 72
24 CMU 70
25 Indiana 65
26 MIT 65
27 UCLA 59
28 Minnesota 56
29 Umass 55
30 Irvine 54
31 Yale 54
32 Washington 53
33 Colorado 50
34 Riverside 50
35 USC 49
36 Penn 47
37 Virginia 47
38 Fl. State 44
39 Temple 44
40 Ohio State 42
41 Stony Brook 41
42 Wash U StL 40
43 BU 39
44 Ariz St 36
45 Cornell 36
46 Rochester 35
47 Northwestern 34
48 St. Louis 34
49 Oklahoma 31
50 Hawaii 29
51 Brown 28
52 Vanderbilt 28
53 South Fl. 27
54 Emory 25
55 Cincinnati 24
56 Connect. 24
57 Davis 24
58 Boston Coll 23
59 Michigan State 23
60 Santa Barbara 23
61 Missouri 22
62 Illinois 21
63 S. Car.  21
64 Johns Hopkins 19
65 Loyola 19
66 Florida 18
67 Ill/Chicago 18
68 Memphis 17
69 SUNY Buffalo 17
70 Texas A&M 17
71 Bowling Green 16
72 Rice 16
73 Utah 16
74 Baylor 15
75 DePaul 14
76 Purdue 14
77 Kansas 13
78 Claremont 12
79 Penn State 11
80 Tulane 11
81 Iowa 9
82 Kentucky 9
83 CUA 8
84 Nebraska 8
85 SUNY Albany 8
86 Georgia 8
87 Fordham 6
88 Duquesne 4
89 SIU 4
90 Tennessee 4
91 Villanova 4
92 New Mexico 0
93 Oregon 0
94 Santa Cruz 0
95 SUNY Binghamton 0
96 Wayne State 0
97 U of Dallas -1
98 Arkansas -3
99 Marquette -3

*The data was obtained using Harzing’s Publish or Perish, which searches Google Scholar for the data to generate a Hirsch number for each scholar. Data was collected for each department based on faculty lists from the 2006-8 Leiter Report together with known changes to this list reported on Leiter’s blog, plus faculty lists from department websites, not counting affiliated faculty, visiting faculty, or emeritus faculty.

**The JK Method seeks to penalize departments that rate highly in the mean ranking because of a single superstar, and reward departments that have a large number of reputable scholars. It does so by eliminating the highest rated scholar in each department, and then looks to see if there are 7 or more scholars with a rating above the median. For departments with such a critical mass of scholars, the mean is then calculated for all faculty with a rating above the median, not including the highest-rated scholar. For departments without such a critical mass of scholars, the mean is calculated for all faculty, not including the highest rated scholar, except in cases where no faculty member is above the the median, in which case the negative of the mean is given as the rating.
The KD method seeks to reward larger departments, so long as the additional faculty count as reputable scholars. It is calculated by summing the individual ratings of all faculty whose rating is above the median, again minus the highest-rated scholar in the department.

Below is some further data about the entire data set.

Median All Mean All Mode All # Fac All Mean Fac Median Faculty Mode Faculty
3 3.945 1 1783 18.01 17 15
St. Dev.   St. Dev.
4.487   6.35