Academic Influence Ranks Daemen ABA in Top 20 Nationally, Among Other Honors

By | May 17, 2022

Academic Influence, an online scholarly ranking publication, has included Daemen University on its national and international lists of most influential schools.

Included in these rankings was Daemen’s online master’s in applied behavior analysis, which placed in the top 20 nationally—coming in at No. 19, ahead of schools such as Georgetown College and the University of Houston.

Daemen also fared well in the site’s ranking of New York’s Best Online Colleges, placing ahead of local institutions Hilbert College, D’Youville University, Medaille College and others. 

Daemen was also named one of the best research universities in the state — a list that also includes Columbia University, New York University and Cornell University.  

“New York has many strong institutions of higher learning with far-reaching reputations. Daemen is one of them—and we’re pleased to receive an acknowledgement of this from an internationally-focused source,” said Gary Olson, president of Daemen. 

“We’re especially proud that our online ABA degree ranked best in New York,” added Olson.

The publication indicated Daemen’s influence is also particularly impactful in a range of fields—including social work and sociology, psychological sciences and nursing. 

The site also mentioned Daemen’s influence in the fields of political science, medicine, business, and education. 

To determine the rankings, Academic Influence “consults the largest repositories of open source educational data on the Web and entrusts [its] analysis to a machine-learning technology developed with funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).” 

The publication also highlighted top influential Daemen alums, including Patrick Mweheire, regional group managing director and regional group chief executive of Standard Bank Group for Eastern Africa; and Sue Falsone, former head athletic trainer for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Major League Baseball and the first female head athletic trainer in a major American professional sports league.