Neag School Among 2021’s Top 20 Public Graduate Schools of Education

Views of campus with foggy weather. (Tom Rettig/UConn Photo)
For the fifth consecutive year, the Neag School of Education has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 20 public graduate schools of education in the nation. (UConn Photo/Tom Rettig)

For the fifth consecutive year, the Neag School of Education has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 20 public graduate schools of education in the nation.

In the rankings issued today for 2021, the Neag School is tied at No. 18 among public graduate schools of education and lands at No. 37 for all graduate schools of education nationwide. In addition, two of the Neag School’s specialty programs stand among the top 25 in the United States: Special Education, at No. 12, and Elementary Teacher Education, tied at No. 25.

“The Neag School remains steadfast in its commitment to improving education and social systems to be more effective, equitable, and just for all,” says Dean Gladis Kersaint. “We take great pride in our faculty scholars, who continue to pursue important research issues while shaping the next generation of top-tier educators and leaders, independent of external ratings scales. That, together with the enthusiasm of our students and the achievements of our alumni worldwide, is a rewarding reminder of what our mission means to the future of education.”

“The Neag School remains steadfast in its commitment to improving education and social systems to be more effective, equitable, and just for all.”

— Dean Gladis Kersaint

The U.S. News graduate education program rankings are based on data calculated from a weighted average of 10 measures, including research activity, student selectivity, and peer assessments. For the 2021 rankings, U.S. Newssurveyed graduate education programs at 393 schools granting doctoral degrees in the fall of 2019 and early 2020; 255 of those schools responded.

Specialty program rankings, such as those for special education and elementary teacher education, are based solely on nominations by education school deans and education school deans of graduate studies from the list of schools surveyed.

For the complete 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Education Schools rankings, visit its 2021 Best Education Schools landing page.