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The Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research Center (DHRC) University Disability Inclusion Dashboard scores universities across four categories:

  1. Accessibility of the built and virtual environment
  2. Public image of disability inclusion
  3. Accommodation request processes and procedures
  4. Grievance policies related to disability accommodations

Overall scores are calculated as the sum of the four category scores (Table 1). A total of 100 points are possible. Overall letter grades determined the overall scores. 


Results Summary

Based on overall accessibility and disability inclusion scores (Figure 1):

  • 0 universities received an A
  • 1 university received a B
  • 5 universities received a C
  • 7 universities received a D
  • 12 universities received an F

Higher NIH funding was associated with better accessibility and disability inclusion scores (Table 1):

  • Among the 5 universities with the most NIH funding, the average accessibility and disability inclusion score was 58 points (out of 100 points), and letter grades ranged from C to F.
  • Among the 5 universities with the least NIH funding, the average accessibility and disability inclusion score was 59 points (out of 100 points), and letter grades ranged from D to F.

Based on the accessibility and disability inclusion sub-category scores (Figure 2):

  • Accessibility of the build and virtual environment: 0 universities scored 20 out of 20 points
  • Public image of disability inclusion: 0 universities scored 20 out of 20 points
  • Accommodation request processes and procedures: 1 university scored 50 out of 50 points
  • Grievance policies related to disability accommodations: 21 universities scored 10 out of 10 points

Table 1: The Johns Hopkins Table 1. The Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research Center (DHRC) University Disability Inclusion Total Scores and National Institutes of Health (NIH) Funding for Undergraduate Institutions, October 2021

Funding Rank
University
NIH Funding ($ FY 2020)
Overall Grade(Letter Grade)
Overall Score(100 points)
Accessibility(20 points)
Public Image(20 points)
Accommodations(50 points)
Grievance Policy (10 points)
1JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY$807,432,003D651054010
2UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES$673,201,228C7010104010
3UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN AT ANN ARBOR$641,965,656F500103010
4DUKE UNIVERSITY$607,172,798F555103010
5UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA$593,605,914F501010255
6UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH AT PITTSBURGH$570,146,095F505102510
7STANFORD UNIVERSITY$560,644,462C7510154010
8YALE UNIVERSITY$550,947,887F5510102510
9WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY$533,594,881C701010455
10UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON$533,302,350B8515154510
11UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO$524,978,793F5510102510
12UNIV OF NORTH CAROLINA CHAPEL HILL$511,185,245F551053010
13EMORY UNIVERSITY$507,546,965D605103510
14NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY AT CHICAGO$367,414,121C705104510
15UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA$340,417,756D6010103010
16UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON$338,121,506F5010151510
17UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM$325,573,502C705104510
18UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA$324,592,664C755105010
19UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DENVER$292,134,808F45053010
20UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT DAVIS$254,622,553F501052510
21UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO$246,330,700D655104010
22OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY$241,268,189D605103510
23INDIANA UNIV-PURDUE UNIV AT INDIANAPOLIS$232,986,943F5010102010
24UNIVERSITY OF UTAH$228,951,281F50510350
25CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY$197,030,888F3005205
1UNIVERSITY 1$200A71231
2UNIVERSITY 2$400B82312
3UNIVERSITY 3$600C93123
4UNIVERSITY 4$800A71231
5UNIVERSITY 5$1,000A82312
6UNIVERSITY 6$1,200B93123
7UNIVERSITY 7$1,400C71231
8UNIVERSITY 8$1,600A82312
9UNIVERSITY 9$1,800B93123
10UNIVERSITY 10$2,000C71231
11UNIVERSITY 11$2,200F82312
12UNIVERSITY 12$2,400F93123
13UNIVERSITY 13$2,600A71231
14UNIVERSITY 14$2,800B82312
15UNIVERSITY 15$3,000C93123
16UNIVERSITY 16$3,200F71231
17UNIVERSITY 17$3,400C82312
18UNIVERSITY 18$3,600C93123
19UNIVERSITY 19$3,800F71231
20UNIVERSITY 20$4,000A82312
21UNIVERSITY 21$4,200B93123
22UNIVERSITY 22$4,400C71231
23UNIVERSITY 23$4,600A82312
24UNIVERSITY 24$4,800B93123
25UNIVERSITY 25$5,000C61221

Methodology

Table 1 shows the overall and category scores for each university. Data was collected from publicly available university webpages between June and September 2021. These webpages included the main university homepage, the undergraduate admissions webpage, and the disability services office webpage.

Total NIH research funding each university received during fiscal year 2020 was determined from NIH Reporter. Only postsecondary institutions that offer undergraduate degree programs were included in these rankings.


Limitations

The scores on this dashboard are current as of October 1, 2021. These scores and NIH funding may change over time as university websites are updated. These data only include information about policies, procedures, and accessibility publicly available on university websites. 


Citation

The use of data, figures, or graphs from this dashboard should be cited as: “The Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research Center. University Disability Inclusion Dashboard. 2021. https://disabilityhealth.jhu.edu/


Contact Information

If you have questions or need the data in an alternate accessible format, contact us at: disabilityhealth@jhu.edu.