Johns Hopkins University placed third in the country for top medical schools for research in U.S. News and World Report’s graduate school rankings released this week.
The Baltimore institution was ranked only behind Harvard University and Stanford University.
On the same list, the University of Maryland tied for 40th in the country.
U.S. News and World Report also ranked medical schools for primary care. On that list, Johns Hopkins tied for 27th in the country, while the University of Maryland tied for 44th.
Hopkins also did well on the publication’s ranking of graduate schools for nursing. On separate lists for Master’s and Doctor of Nursing degrees, the school placed second. In both lists it finished behind Duke University.
The University of Maryland also placed highly in the nursing school rankings, finishing 10th on both lists.
In creating the medical school lists, U.S. News surveyed the 140 medical schools fully accredited in 2016 by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and the 30 schools of osteopathic medicine fully accredited in 2016 by the American Osteopathic Association.
Both the research and primary care lists factored in student admissions statistics of MCAT scores, GPA and acceptance rate while also looking at faculty-student ratio.
The research track also looked at research activity. The primary care list used a measure of the proportion of M.D. graduates entering primary care specialties.
The local schools made appearances on other lists as well. The University of Maryland placed in the top 50 for business (47), education (32) and engineering (24).
Hopkins made the top ten for education, at No. 6, and was tied for 19th on the engineering list.