The College of Education and Human Development placed within the top 90 graduate programs for Education in the 2023-2024 U.S. News and World Report rankings, an annual compendium judging universities nationwide.
This new ranking puts the College at 83rd jumping up 17 positions from 100th last year. The College also ranks 25th among Land Grant universities. The U.S. News and World Report surveyed 459 schools granting doctoral education degrees; 276 schools with active programs and data responded to the survey. Therefore, this ranking place the College firmly in the company of some of the country's best and most prestigious institutions.
“We are incredibly excited about our new ranking, which clearly indicates that our faculty, students and programs are recognized among world-class graduate programs across the country,” said Donald Easton-Brooks, Dean of the College of Education and Human Development. “It is a notable accomplishment that we are consistently ranked as a ‘top graduate program for education’ and that our rankings continue to soar. Importantly, it is our local community and state who will benefit from these quality efforts the most.”
The College of Education & Human Development offers top-tier graduate programs that provide comprehensive instruction and mentorship to its students, contributing to the University’s status as an R1 institution.
“As our programs continue to grow and innovate, we are positioning our students to go out into the world as leaders and change agents for improving education worldwide,” Easton-Brooks said. “The future is our opportunity, and we fully expect to harness this notion to improve our programs further.”
The 2023-2024 U.S. News and World Report ranking was released on April 25, 2023. The rankings are calculated from information provided during the 2022-2023 academic year. An incredible mix of variables: research contributions, peer assessments, educational professional assessments, teacher-student ratio, degrees granted, and acceptance rates, all play a part in determining how exactly a college is ranked relative to the other universities.
Earlier this year, the U.S. News and World Report recognized the College of Education & Human Development's online master's programs in Equity and Diversity in Education and Reading Curriculum and Instruction rank as one of the country's top for 2023. The online graduate programs are ranked ninth for Western public universities.
“The college has a top-notch quality online education program as recognized by metrics that look at the level of instruction, student engagement and attention to access,” Easton-Brooks said. “Part of the process is how professionals at other universities view our program. Given our ranking, this implies that others in the field have great things to say about our online and graduate programs. This is The Wolf Pack Way.”