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WSU needs more top-50 rankings
November 8, 2007

The last university admitted into the 62-member Association of American Universities was Texas A&M in 2001. In that year, according to the Center for Measuring University Performance, Texas A&M ranked in the top 25 in three AAU-like criteria and in the top 50 in four others.

Membership in the AAU came only three years after Texas A&M announced its intention to become one of the 10 best universities in the country by 2020. That kind of plan and follow through are among the many strategic plans WSU administrators have been studying this fall as they work to move WSU into the top tier of public … » More …