Curry School Sustains Rankings Among the Nation's Best


For the third consecutive year, the Curry School of Education was ranked #22 in the 2016 U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate School rankings.  The rankings name the top graduate schools across the United States.

The rankings are based on surveys about program excellence from education school deans and deans of graduate studies from 278 graduate schools, from school superintendents representing sample districts nationwide and statistical data that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students.

Included in the rankings are specialty programs that are ranked best by education school deans.  As in previous years, the Curry School was recognized for excellence in several of these areas.  The Secondary Teacher Education improved its ranking to the 7th best in the country.  Special Education was also ranked #7, with Administration & Supervision coming in a #9, rounding out our presence in the top ten. Our Elementary Education program is ranked #11, while our Education Policy and Curriculum and Instruction programs both came in at #13 in their respective categories. 

Returning to the rankings this year are our Educational Psychology: Applied Developmental Science program at #18 and our Higher Education Administration program, coming in at #20.

“We are very proud of our consistently strong showing in this national review of graduate schools in education,” said Bob Pianta, dean of the Curry School.  “To remain 22nd in an increasingly competitive environment is evidence of the strength of our faculty and programs and the visibility of our impacts nationally.  That several of our program areas in teacher preparation, leadership, and policy are viewed in such high regard by peers is a sign of their presence on the national stage.”