The University of Maryland College of Animal and Avian Sciences was recently ranked among the Top 10 Animal Science departments (9th) in the nation in the 2007 rankings published in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
This particular ranking system is based on faculty research productivity and considers publications, citations, grants, and awards in its ranking of the departments in the nation. In recent years, the College of Animal and Avian Sciences has placed a greater emphasis on research.
Other top 10 animal science departments included the University of Delaware (7th), Rutgers University (10th), and Cornell University (8th). The University of Wisconsin (at Madision) ranked #1 in this index.
The ranking system does not include teaching and outreach (Extension) accomplishments.