Iowa State University and the University of Iowa are ranked in the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2018, which is compiled by the National Academy of Inventors. The Iowa State University Research Foundation tied for No. 69 with Florida State University and Wake Forest University with 34 patents; the University of Iowa Research Foundation tied for No. 79 with the National Cheng Kung University and the University of Nebraska with 31 patents.