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NRC Rankings, Redux

The National Research Council has released a revised version of its research-doctorate program rankings, which account for the average number of citations per publication, awards per allocated faculty member, the percentage of doctoral graduates with academic plans, and the percentage of first-year students attending with full financial support, all of which NRC says were not properly assessed as part of its first round of rankings

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