AFA ranked No. 1 undergrad by National Science Foundation

The Air Force Academy has done it again.

The school has been named the No. 1 undergraduate research and development school by the National Science Foundation.

The new list ranks all schools – graduate and undergraduate – and overall, the AFA comes in at 168 overall, moving up from 175th place last year.

The Air Force Academy has no graduate students, and its 4,000 undergrads can only research issues part-time while they are engaged in studies, sports and military training.

For context, the Naval Post Graduate School was 147th on the list, while the Colorado School of Mines was 201. The United States Military Academy ranked 300 and the U.S. Naval Academy ranked 317th.