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Top 100 Innovative Universities | 2015

All data is provided by Thomson Reuters IP & Science unless otherwise noted. Student and academic
staff counts are standardized for full-time enrollment and employment. Tuition and fees data are
2014-2015 costs for full-time, out-of-state students as reported in the U.S. Department of Education's
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.
TOTAL PATENTS FILED
Total Patents Filed refers to the number of basic patents (patent families) filed by the university
or system between 2008 and 2013.
PATENTS GRANTED
Success Rate
Patents Granted refers to the ratio of patents filed by the university or system between 2008 and 2013
that were subsequently granted by patent offices.
COMMERCIAL IMPACT
Score
Average
Commercial Impact is an indicator of how often basic research originating at a university has
influenced commercial R&D activity, as measured by academic papers cited in patent filings.
NOTABLE ALUMNI

State of Innovation

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