College of Education Ranked 78th by U.S. News and World Report
In the 2020 US News and World Report assessment of graduate education programs, the College of Education ranked 78, compared to last year at 76. In both years our ratings placed the College in the top 20% of all doctoral degree granting institutions and in the top-third of all participating institutions in the nation. Over the past few years the College has remarkably climbed more than 40 spots, and our ranking, while slightly lower, now seems to be solid and stable.
The US News and World Report rankings are based largely on the perceptions of education deans and superintendents as well as research grant expenditures. Other factors influencing the ratings include student selectivity, student to faculty ratios, and faculty awards and editorships.
Commenting on the rankings, Dean Bill Henk noted, “The College is indeed pleased to be once again regarded highly by US News and World Report. It’s a credit to our faculty, students and staff, and especially impressive given our modest size. Still, many other factors like the quality of instruction, graduate student satisfaction, faculty publications, and community engagement, all very strong points for us, don’t figure in the calculation. Nonetheless we hope to ascend in the rankings in the years ahead.”