Best Plant Science and Agronomy Universities in United States

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Plant Science and Agronomy universities is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-index (Discipline H-index) values of all leading scientists affiliated with that university. D-index only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. A leading scientist is a scholar with a D-index of at least 30 in an examined discipline. Show more

The ranking process involved a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers’ profiles from Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Plant Science and Agronomy, over 2,580 profiles were examined. Scientists from more than 599 institutions and affiliations were analyzed.

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Academic Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community.

A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

Please take into consideration that the research institution or university for a scientist is set based on the affiliation details featured on their Google Scholar profile.

World
National
University Details
Scholars
Σ Publications
Σ D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
2 World 1 National University of California, Davis

University of California, Davis

United States
Scholars 32 3,698 Σ H-Index 1,552
4 World 2 National University of Florida

University of Florida

United States
Scholars 24 3,821 Σ H-Index 1,066
6 World 3 National University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

United States
Scholars 15 2,218 Σ H-Index 839
8 World 4 National Cornell University

Cornell University

United States
Scholars 16 1,790 Σ H-Index 719
11 World 5 National Michigan State University

Michigan State University

United States
Scholars 14 1,817 Σ H-Index 650
15 World 6 National University of Nebraska–Lincoln

University of Nebraska–Lincoln

United States
Scholars 15 1,635 Σ H-Index 592
17 World 7 National Oregon State University

Oregon State University

United States
Scholars 13 1,527 Σ H-Index 570
20 World 8 National University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

United States
Scholars 9 1,183 Σ H-Index 509
25 World 9 National University of Arizona

University of Arizona

United States
Scholars 8 1,175 Σ H-Index 414
28 World 10 National Colorado State University

Colorado State University

United States
Scholars 9 864 Σ H-Index 407
30 World 11 National Iowa State University

Iowa State University

United States
Scholars 10 1,150 Σ H-Index 403
31 World 12 National Washington State University

Washington State University

United States
Scholars 9 1,327 Σ H-Index 396
35 World 13 National Pennsylvania State University

Pennsylvania State University

United States
Scholars 7 787 Σ H-Index 372
39 World 14 National North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University

United States
Scholars 8 1,113 Σ H-Index 352
40 World 15 National Kansas State University

Kansas State University

United States
Scholars 8 702 Σ H-Index 340
43 World 16 National The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University

United States
Scholars 5 1,190 Σ H-Index 335
45 World 17 National University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

United States
Scholars 8 1,008 Σ H-Index 330
48 World 18 National University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky

United States
Scholars 6 1,352 Σ H-Index 305
50 World 19 National University of California, Riverside

University of California, Riverside

United States
Scholars 6 693 Σ H-Index 295
57 World 20 National University of Missouri

University of Missouri

United States
Scholars 6 563 Σ H-Index 279
58 World 21 National University of Wisconsin–Madison

University of Wisconsin–Madison

United States
Scholars 7 649 Σ H-Index 278
65 World 22 National Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University

United States
Scholars 6 755 Σ H-Index 255
67 World 23 National Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University

United States
Scholars 6 749 Σ H-Index 253
69 World 24 National University of Idaho

University of Idaho

United States
Scholars 5 588 Σ H-Index 245
75 World 25 National Utah State University

Utah State University

United States
Scholars 5 431 Σ H-Index 227
84 World 26 National University of Utah

University of Utah

United States
Scholars 2 379 Σ H-Index 204
85 World 27 National Purdue University West Lafayette

Purdue University West Lafayette

United States
Scholars 5 695 Σ H-Index 201
86 World 28 National University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

United States
Scholars 5 804 Σ H-Index 200
96 World 29 National Auburn University

Auburn University

United States
Scholars 3 395 Σ H-Index 180
103 World 30 National Yale University

Yale University

United States
Scholars 4 353 Σ H-Index 172
107 World 31 National University of Tennessee at Knoxville

University of Tennessee at Knoxville

United States
Scholars 3 432 Σ H-Index 169
109 World 32 National University of Georgia

University of Georgia

United States
Scholars 4 437 Σ H-Index 165
112 World 33 National Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

United States
Scholars 3 536 Σ H-Index 164
123 World 34 National University of Nevada Reno

University of Nevada Reno

United States
Scholars 3 295 Σ H-Index 141
132 World 35 National University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder

United States
Scholars 2 249 Σ H-Index 129
133 World 36 National Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech

United States
Scholars 3 334 Σ H-Index 128
142 World 37 National Columbia University

Columbia University

United States
Scholars 2 301 Σ H-Index 122
144 World 38 National Duke University

Duke University

United States
Scholars 2 262 Σ H-Index 122
164 World 39 National Montana State University

Montana State University

United States
Scholars 2 284 Σ H-Index 101
171 World 40 National City University of New York

City University of New York

United States
Scholars 2 196 Σ H-Index 96
179 World 41 National Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University

United States
Scholars 2 246 Σ H-Index 93
180 World 42 National Harvard University

Harvard University

United States
Scholars 2 162 Σ H-Index 90
182 World 43 National University of California, Santa Cruz

University of California, Santa Cruz

United States
Scholars 2 176 Σ H-Index 89
194 World 44 National Indiana University

Indiana University

United States
Scholars 2 177 Σ H-Index 82
198 World 45 National University of Wyoming

University of Wyoming

United States
Scholars 2 157 Σ H-Index 80
203 World 46 National Mississippi State University

Mississippi State University

United States
Scholars 2 180 Σ H-Index 79
204 World 47 National Stanford University

Stanford University

United States
Scholars 1 171 Σ H-Index 79
214 World 48 National University of Mississippi

University of Mississippi

United States
Scholars 1 229 Σ H-Index 74
222 World 49 National University of Maryland, College Park

University of Maryland, College Park

United States
Scholars 2 161 Σ H-Index 71
224 World 50 National University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Los Angeles

United States
Scholars 1 146 Σ H-Index 70
235 World 51 National Tufts University

Tufts University

United States
Scholars 2 149 Σ H-Index 64
237 World 52 National Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University

United States
Scholars 1 115 Σ H-Index 64
244 World 53 National University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Amherst

United States
Scholars 2 183 Σ H-Index 62
250 World 54 National Tennessee State University

Tennessee State University

United States
Scholars 1 153 Σ H-Index 60
252 World 55 National Lincoln Memorial University

Lincoln Memorial University

United States
Scholars 1 172 Σ H-Index 59
258 World 56 National California State Polytechnic University

California State Polytechnic University

United States
Scholars 1 95 Σ H-Index 57
259 World 57 National University of Kansas

University of Kansas

United States
Scholars 1 269 Σ H-Index 56
265 World 58 National University of Washington

University of Washington

United States
Scholars 1 91 Σ H-Index 55
270 World 59 National University of Delaware

University of Delaware

United States
Scholars 1 111 Σ H-Index 53
288 World 60 National University of New Mexico

University of New Mexico

United States
Scholars 1 77 Σ H-Index 46
292 World 61 National West Virginia University

West Virginia University

United States
Scholars 1 60 Σ H-Index 45
298 World 62 National University of Toledo

University of Toledo

United States
Scholars 1 72 Σ H-Index 44
312 World 63 National Manhattan College

Manhattan College

United States
Scholars 1 134 Σ H-Index 40
318 World 64 National University of Dayton

University of Dayton

United States
Scholars 1 67 Σ H-Index 40
321 World 65 National Mansfield University

Mansfield University

United States
Scholars 1 86 Σ H-Index 39
325 World 66 National Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

United States
Scholars 1 98 Σ H-Index 38
328 World 67 National Florida International University

Florida International University

United States
Scholars 1 57 Σ H-Index 38
338 World 68 National Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University

United States
Scholars 1 72 Σ H-Index 36
349 World 69 National Bowdoin College

Bowdoin College

United States
Scholars 1 71 Σ H-Index 35
356 World 70 National University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Santa Barbara

United States
Scholars 1 89 Σ H-Index 34
357 World 71 National Wright State University

Wright State University

United States
Scholars 1 77 Σ H-Index 34
360 World 72 National Baylor University

Baylor University

United States
Scholars 1 181 Σ H-Index 33
366 World 73 National University of Hawaii at Manoa

University of Hawaii at Manoa

United States
Scholars 1 99 Σ H-Index 33
371 World 74 National Arizona State University

Arizona State University

United States
Scholars 1 42 Σ H-Index 33
391 World 75 National University of Memphis

University of Memphis

United States
Scholars 1 72 Σ H-Index 32
394 World 76 National Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University

United States
Scholars 1 66 Σ H-Index 32
396 World 77 National University of Montana System

University of Montana System

United States
Scholars 1 61 Σ H-Index 32
397 World 78 National University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

United States
Scholars 1 57 Σ H-Index 32
411 World 79 National Illinois State University

Illinois State University

United States
Scholars 1 80 Σ H-Index 31
415 World 80 National North Central College

North Central College

United States
Scholars 1 65 Σ H-Index 31
422 World 81 National South Dakota State University

South Dakota State University

United States
Scholars 1 148 Σ H-Index 30
423 World 82 National Clemson University

Clemson University

United States
Scholars 1 120 Σ H-Index 30
426 World 83 National New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University

United States
Scholars 1 90 Σ H-Index 30
434 World 84 National University of North Carolina at Greensboro

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

United States
Scholars 1 65 Σ H-Index 30
435 World 85 National University System of New Hampshire

University System of New Hampshire

United States
Scholars 1 64 Σ H-Index 30
436 World 86 National SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

United States
Scholars 1 61 Σ H-Index 30
438 World 87 National Michigan Technological University

Michigan Technological University

United States
Scholars 1 55 Σ H-Index 30

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