Curry School Continues Climbing in U.S. News Rankings


The Curry School climbed to #16 in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Graduate School rankings, continuing an upward trend in the annual list of the top graduate schools in the United States.

Last year’s ranking of #18, up three spots from the year before, marked the first time the Curry School broke into the top 20 in more than two decades. This year’s continued momentum reinforces the Curry School’s position as one of the top graduate schools for education in the country.

“The Curry School’s steady rise in the US News rankings is a direct reflection of our faculty and staff’s commitment to innovation and impact,” said Bob Pianta, dean of the Curry School of Education. “These rankings are evidence of the high standards they hold for their work, and the resulting success in delivering creative academic offerings, investing in meaningful partnerships in the field and continuing to secure highly competitive sponsored research.”

The rankings, released each year in March, are based on a combination of peer surveys and statistical data. Reputational surveys are collected from education school deans and deans of graduate studies from 267 graduate schools, as well as from school superintendents representing sample districts nationwide. The publisher also takes into account various statistical measures that assess the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students.

The full publication also features individual academic program rankings based on peer surveys. The Curry School had five academic programs named in the top 10: Administration and Supervision (No. 7), Education Policy (No. 10), Elementary Education (No. 7), Secondary Education (No. 7) and Special Education (No. 4). In addition, Educational Psychology and Curriculum and Instruction both came in at No. 12.