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UVA School of Education & Human Development Online Programs Climb in Latest U.S. News Rankings

Four individual online graduate programs were ranked in the top 11 of the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Audrey Breen

Four UVA School of Education and Human Development individual online graduate programs were ranked in the top 11 of the U.S. News & World Report 2023 Best Online Programs rankings.

The curriculum and instruction graduate program continued to soar in this year’s national rankings. The program was tied at No. 3, up from No. 10 last year and No. 19 the previous year. The administration and supervision program climbed six spots and was also tied at No. 3 in this year’s rankings.

The instructional design program, identified by U.S. News & World Report as instructional media design, climbed two spots to tie at No. 8. And the special education program was tied to rank No. 11 this year.

Overall, the UVA School of Education and Human Development was ranked No. 20 in the nation out of more than 300 schools, tied with two other schools. 

“These rankings are a reflection of the incredible efforts our faculty and staff make to provide our students both high-quality academic experiences and student supports,” said Catherine Brighton, senior associate dean for academic programs and student affairs. “The online community at the School of Education and Human Development is truly special and we are delighted to see our programs recognized nationally.”

The annual ranking scores institutions across five variables: engagement, peer assessment, faculty credentials and training, services and technologies, and student excellence.

The online program continued to see significant growth this year, offering 520 course sections during the 2021-22 academic year, an 88% increase over the previous academic year. The program also graduated 47% more students in the 2021-22 academic year than the previous year. The students in the program once again find that the program prepares them for continued success. Within six months of graduation, 85% of online graduates report moving into a promoted position or earning a higher salary.

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