U.S. News and World Report announced Tuesday, March 17 that the graduate programs at the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno has been ranked at 95, jumping up from 110, joining an elite series of institutions as one of the top 100 graduate schools for education across the United States.
“We are incredibly excited about our new ranking, which is a clear indication that our programs are not only world-class but that they are a key asset for improving Nevada’s education system,” Dean of the College of Education Donald Easton-Brooks said.
Every year, U.S. News and World Report consider two factors when ranking graduate schools. The first consists of expert opinions about the quality of the program, while the second consists of statistical measures of the program that changes based on what type of school is being ranked. For education, some other influences on the rank of the college are faculty resources and research activity.
The College of Education offers top tier programs that provide comprehensive instruction and mentorship to their students, contributing to the University’s status as an R1 institution. The College of Education has various accreditations from multiple organizations in different fields and offers programs for undergraduates, master’s students and doctoral students.
“As our programs continue to grow and innovate, we are positioning our graduate students to go out into the world as leaders and change agents for improving education worldwide,” Dean Easton-Brooks said. “The future is our opportunity and we fully expect to harness this notion to further improve our programs.”