Rank1CityNumber of AAU UniversitiesAAU Universities
1New York City4Columbia, NYU, Rutgers, Stony Brook
2Los Angeles4USC, UCLA, Caltech, UC Irvine
3Chicago2Northwestern, U. of Chicago
4Washington DC2Johns Hopkins, U. of Maryland
5Dallas-Fort Worth0
6Philadelphia1U. Pennsylvania
7Houston1Rice
8San Francisco2Stanford, UC Berkeley
9Boston3Brandeis, Harvard, MIT
10Atlanta1Emory
Average (Excluding Texas)2.4
1

Based on economic productivity of metro. Statistical areas in 2005.

From: Panel III: Building 21st Century Clusters—The Role of State and Regional Governments

Cover of Clustering for 21st Century Prosperity
Clustering for 21st Century Prosperity: Summary of a Symposium.
National Research Council (US) Committee on Competing in the 21st Century: Best Practice in State and Regional Innovation Initiatives.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2012.
Copyright © 2012, National Academy of Sciences.

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