Messenger - Vol. 1, No. 2, Page 5 Winter 1992 Urban affairs fourth in nation A recent ranking of urban affairs graduate programs listed the University's College of Urban Affairs and Public Policy as fourth nationwide. Of the 33 programs evaluated, only MIT, Carnegie Mellon and Syracuse were rated higher. The evaluation, carried out by the Center for Urban Affairs of Portland State University, was based on a combination of peer evaluations and citations of published work by the faculty. In the peer ratings, directors of urban affairs graduate programs were asked to rate the quality of programs at other institutions on faculty competence and achievements; faculty accessibility; quality of curriculum, facilities, students and graduates; and changes in program quality over the past five years. The measure of the faculty's published work was based on citation counts in the Social Sciences Citation Index.