Messenger - Vol. 1, No. 2, Page 5
Winter 1992
Urban affairs fourth in nation
A recent ranking of urban affairs graduate programs listed the
University's College of Urban Affairs and Public Policy as fourth
     Of the 33 programs evaluated, only MIT, Carnegie Mellon and
Syracuse were rated higher. The evaluation, carried out by the Center
for Urban Affairs of Portland State University, was based on a
combination of peer evaluations and citations of published work by the
     In the peer ratings, directors of urban affairs graduate programs
were asked to rate the quality of programs at other institutions on
faculty competence and achievements; faculty accessibility; quality of
curriculum, facilities, students and graduates; and changes in program
quality over the past five years. The measure of the faculty's
published work was based on citation counts in the Social Sciences
Citation Index.