Gartner Announces Rankings of the 2022 North American Supply Chain Undergraduate University Programs – Gartner

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Gartner, Inc. has released the findings from its biennial Top 25 North American Supply Chain Undergraduate Programs report. Fifty-five institutions in the U.S. and Canada participated in the survey.
The report is intended to support chief supply chain officers (CSCOs), heads of supply chain strategy and supply chain HR partners to identify the programs best equipped to support their growing talent needs.
“During the course of the pandemic, the higher education landscape changed massively,” said Dana Stiffler, distinguished VP analyst with the Gartner Supply Chain practice. “Our methodology changed as well. While our 2020 ranking only included on-campus and hybrid programs, this year’s ranking also includes 100% online programs.”
The ranking was revealed at Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo, taking place in Orlando, Fla. through Wednesday.
The University of Arkansas led the undergraduate ranking at No.1, retaining its position (see Table 1). The University of Tennessee moved up from the sixth position in 2020 to the No. 2 position in 2022. The University of South Carolina was ranked at No. 3. “The University of Arkansas retained the pole position – they have developed an excellent curriculum and strong industry partnerships,” Stiffler said.
Auburn broke back into the top 5, jumping 3 spots to secure No.4 position. Rutgers University remained a mainstay of the top 5 undergraduate programs for the third cycle in a row at No.5.
Table 1: Top 25 North American Undergraduate Supply Chain Programs
University of Arkansas
University of Tennessee
University of South Carolina
Auburn University
Rutgers University
University of North Texas
Northeastern University
University of Texas, Dallas
University of Houston
Pennsylvania State University
University of Illinois
Arizona State University
University of Texas, Austin
Western Michigan University
Georgia Institute of Technology
University of Minnesota
Texas Christian University
Western Washington University
Marquette University
University of Oklahoma
Wayne State University
Texas A&M University
Syracuse University
Purdue University
Bowling Green State University
Source: Gartner (June 2022)
Additional trends to note:
About the Gartner North American Supply Chain University Program Survey
Gartner sent out individualized request for information (RFI) links to supply chain program contacts at universities in the U.S. and Canada. In total, 55 undergraduate programs provided complete RFI responses for degree programs. The final placement of university programs in Gartner’s relative comparison is based on a composite score of three categories: program scope, industry value and program size.
More information about other Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 can be found here.
Highlights and announcements from Day 2 of Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo are available here
About Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo
Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo delivers the must-have insights, strategies and frameworks for CSCOs and supply chain leaders to drive impact within their organizations. Supply chain leaders will gather to gain a strategic view of the trends disrupting their business and the insights and frameworks they can use to prepare for disruption, enable digital transformation and build sustainability as a competitive advantage.
Upcoming dates and locations for Gartner Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo:
September 27-29: London, U.K.
About the Gartner Supply Chain Practice
The Gartner Supply Chain Practice provides actionable, objective insights for supply chain leaders and their teams, so they can respond to disruption and innovate for the future through leading-edge supply chain management practices. Additional information is available at Follow news and updates from the Gartner Supply Chain Practice on Twitter and LinkedIn using #GartnerSC. Visit the Supply Chain Newsroom for more information and insights.
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