School of Education selected among U.S. News & World Report’s best graduate schools

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The VCU School of Education once again ranks among the top 50 graduate schools of education in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report. The school comes in at No. 33 overall (and No. 23 among public institutions) in the newly-released 2017 rankings.

Only two Virginia schools of education (VCU and U.Va.) ranked among this year’s top 50.

“Our ranking in U.S. News & World Report demonstrates recognized consistency in the high quality of our faculty, students, research and programs,” Dr. Jim McMillan, interim associate dean for academic affairs, said.

Now an annual tradition in academia, the U.S. News & World Report rankings have become the definitive list for assessing the nation’s top higher education programs. Each year’s rankings are compiled via a combination of quantitative measures, expert opinion and peer assessment data.

“These rankings are important because they indicate the extent to which schools of education are serious about having high quality programs, particularly doctoral programs, and active research agendas to support these programs and generate new knowledge in the field,” McMillan said.

For the full 2017 rankings, visit the U.S. News & World Report website or see VCU News for the rankings for other university programs.