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Peer Institutions

As an academic health science center, MUSC has a unique pool of potential institutions to serve as peers for our academic enterprise.  An analysis of data on (1) percentile rank in research and development expenditures from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics database, (2) average annual student enrollment, and (3) number of colleges in common with MUSC's six colleges revealed the institutions below as appropriate peers.  Aspirational peers were identified based on the same criteria, and perform above the 90th percentile nationwide for R&D expenditures. Peer institutions and aspirational peers can be used to provide comparator data and external benchmarks for our academic, student support, administrative, and research units.


Oregon Health Sciences University
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans
University of Mississippi Medical Center
University of Nebraska Medical Center
University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio
University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston

Aspirational Peers

University of California San Francisco
University of Maryland Baltimore