It’s not easy for any higher education institution to find one of its programs ranked among the top universities in the world, but Oregon State University’s agriculture and forestry has just accomplished that feat. The program just grabbed a number seven ranking among 200 other schools for its work in the field on a new international survey from the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. This comes after OSU ranked eighth in 2013.
The QS service evaluates almost 300 universities in 30 different subject fields in its all-around evaluation. The service is widely viewed as an authoritative higher education survey, using many different metrics to score universities in teaching and research. This scoring includes surveys highlighting academic and employer reputations, the total amount of published articles in academic journals, and how often the program’s work is cited in publications.
The Agriculture and Forestry Department has been an integral part of the university’s success since its founding in 1870. And this isn’t the first time OSU has held a seat at the big kids’ table, either. The College of Forestry has also been noticed as the top university program in its category in North America by the National Journal of Forestry.
The College of Agricultural Sciences offers education and research in agricultural and food systems, environmental quality, national resources, and life sciences.