Vanderbilt Is First-Ever Higher Education Institution on Fortune Listby Mar. 16, 2009, 12:37 PM
Fortune Magazine’s annual ranking of the 100 best places to work in the United States includes Vanderbilt this year, marking the first time a university has made the list. The No. 98 ranking represents approximately 21,000 employees at Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
The rankings are determined through an extensive survey process. More than 81,000 employees from 353 companies responded to the survey nationwide. To be eligible, companies must have more than 1,000 U.S. employees and be at least seven years old. The rankings are based on levels of credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie in the workforce.
Vanderbilt also made a couple of other prestigious lists last fall. In November, Vanderbilt University ranked among the top 10 best places to work in academia by The Scientist. And a month earlier, the university was ranked 20th in the nation in the total value of federal science and engineering research grants awarded to campus researchers, according to an annual report compiled by the National Science Foundation.
And Kiplinger’s Personal Finance recently ranked Vanderbilt 15th for “best value” among American universities.