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What Makes a University Great? Americans Say Renowned Faculty, Top-Rank Research Center are Most Important, According to New Survey from IP Advocate
Date:8/11/2009

igorated our country's pursuit of innovation would be if our news reports covered research discoveries as enthusiastically as they do college football, or if faculty appointments got as much play as Wall Street CEOs. The public has a huge stake in how our universities function - many are supported at least in part by our tax dollars, and we all benefit from a quality educational system."    

Renowned faculty and top-ranked research center were consistently the two top choices across nearly every demographic breakdown, although they alternated between first and second position like a see-saw; for example, the younger set ranked research first while the older set favored faculty.

The only exception in the top two was in the racial breakdown: for non-white respondents, a diverse student body was the second most popular choice for the leading position; research center was at the top.

Among the survey's major findings:

 
  • Thirty-one percent of non-white respondents ranked diverse student body first, while 16 percent of white respondents agreed.

 
  • People with at least some college or an undergraduate degree chose renowned faculty as the most important factor for a great university - 39 percent of that group chose faculty, while 31 percent chose top-rank research center. Conversely, post-gr
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