Indicators of Innovation: Number of Colleges/Universities Ranked in the Top 100

Indicators of Innovation: Number of Colleges/Universities Ranked in the Top 100

August 17, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


Attracting top-tier talent to
post-secondary institutions is an essential component to creating an
innovation ecosystem. According to the US News and World Report, Massachusetts and
New York both house 10 top 100 colleges and universities within their borders,
the most in the region. New Jersey is home to three: Princeton University,
Rutgers University New Brunswick and the Stevens Institute of Technology. Of the
10 ranked universities in Massachusetts, seven are located within a 10-mile
radius of Boston and are ranked within the top 40 universities in the country.
The close proximity of numerous Massachusetts universities located
within a major urban city provides an ideally centralized location for
competition to spur an innovation economy. By comparison, New Jersey’s three
top ranked universities are geographically dispersed. For more
information, visit NJBIA.org/Indicators