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School climbs in U.S. News & World Report rankings

The UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education is one of the top schools of education in America according to rankings released on March 30, 2007, by U.S. News & World Report.

A tie for 22nd among the 243 schools ranked placed the School of Education in the top 10 percent of all doctoral-granting colleges and schools of education ─ both public and private ─ in the country. This ranking represents a jump of seven notches compared to last year.

Among schools of education in public universities, the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education was ranked 14th overall.

Based on a survey of school superintendents conducted as part of the U.S. News rankings,the School of Education tied for 3rd among schools of education in public universities across America. 

The specialty area of Administration/Supervision was ranked in the top 10 nationwide.

These new rankings will appear in the April 9 issue of U.S. News & World Report magazine, along with the “America’s Best Graduate Schools” guidebook.

U.S. News first ranked graduate programs in 1987 and has done so annually since 1990. The rankings of education schools are based on 12 measures of quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. Specialty areas are ranked based on ratings by academic experts.