U.S. News & World Report released its 2018 national rankings of the best graduate schools of education on March 14, 2017, with the Neag School of Education ranking No. 27 in the nation. Among public graduate schools of education, the Neag School remains in the top 20 nationally, at No. 17. This is the second consecutive year in which the U.S. News annual rankings placed the Neag School among the nation’s top 20 public graduate schools of education.
In addition, U.S. News ranks three of the Neag School’s specialty programs among the top 20 in the nation:
- Special Education, No. 15 (tie)
- Educational Psychology, No. 18 (tie)
- Secondary Teacher Education, No. 18 (tie)
The methodology used for the U.S. News rankings of specialty programs differs from overall rankings, in that they are based solely on nominations by education deans and education school deans of graduate studies.
“It is gratifying to see the hard work of our faculty members and the high caliber of our students here in the Neag School of Education continue to earn recognition in these most recent rankings reports from U.S. News & World Report,” says Dean Gladis Kersaint. “Our dedication to excellence at every level across our School endures, and our firm standing among the top 20 public graduate schools of education in the United States is a reflection of this.”
According to U.S. News, graduate education programs at 379 schools granting education doctoral degrees were surveyed in the fall of 2016 and in early 2017; 256 schools provided the data needed to calculate rankings based on 10 specific measures, including student selectivity, faculty resources, and research activity. Complete information regarding U.S. News rankings methodologies for 2018 can be accessed here.
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