UVA Education School Named Top-10 Public School in 2022 US News & World Report Rankings


Audrey Breen

The UVA School of Education and Human Development ranked No. 19 in the 2022 U.S. News and World Report rankings, making it the 10th best public school of education in the country.

The UVA School of Education and Human Development ranked No. 19 in the 2022 U.S. News and World Report rankings of graduate schools of education. This ranking makes the UVA Education School the 10th best public school of education in the country.

The rankings, released each year in March, are based on a combination of peer surveys and statistical data. More than 250 schools were ranked.

"These annual rankings are an important way that the excellence of our faculty and students is recognized nationally," said Bob Pianta, dean of the School of Education and Human Development. “We continue to be especially proud of our ranking as a top-10 public school of education, and although our overall ranking was down a couple notches this year, I am confident that our demonstrably excellent work shows up in many indicators of impact and success.”

Most notably, eight of the school’s academic programs were nationally ranked, with three ranked in the top 10. Special Education was ranked No. 5, while both Elementary Education and Educational Administration and Supervision were ranked No. 8.

Secondary Education and Education Policy were ranked No. 11. Curriculum and Instruction was ranked No. 13, and Educational Psychology No. 17. Finally, Higher Ed Administration made the rankings for the second consecutive year, this time at No. 21.

“These program rankings reflect the incredibly high-quality work done within discipline-specific and professional preparation programs throughout the school,” Pianta said. “It is clear that our preparation of scholars and professionals is highly regarded across the varied fields of education and human development.”

In January, U.S. News & World Report also ranked the Education School’s online master’s programs No. 10 in the nation.