The College has moved up to 42nd in the nation in the 2015 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools.” Also this year, the College ranked 33rd among “Graduate Schools of Education” at public universities and our online master’s degree program, Science Education Online, ranked 42nd in the report’s “Best Online Programs.” The College is consistently in the report’s “Top 50 Graduate Colleges of Education.”
Each year U.S. News and World Report ranks professional school programs in a number of fields, including business, education and engineering. The rankings are based on expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. The information comes from surveys of administrators at more than 1,350 programs and of more than 13,500 academics and professionals, conducted during the fall of 2013 and early 2014.
Online programs are ranked from among 714 master’s programs that deliver all required classes online. Factors include success at promoting student engagement; training and credentials of faculty, selectivity of admissions, services and technologies available, and the opinions of deans and other academics at peer distance-learning programs in their discipline.