SOE News

School maintains high national ranking

The School of Education at UNC-Chapel Hill has maintained its position as one of the top schools of education in America, according to rankings released on April 23, 2009, by U.S. News & World Report.

A rank of 23 among the 238 schools included in the ranking placed the School of Education in the top 10 percent of doctoral-granting colleges and schools of education─both public and private─for the third consecutive year. Among schools of education in public universities, the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education was ranked 13th overall.

In addition, three of the School’s program areas were ranked in the top 25 nationwide for their specialty area: special education, 14; educational administration and supervision, 15; and elementary education, 22.

U.S. News first ranked graduate programs in 1987 and has done so annually since 1990. The rankings of education schools are based on 10 measures of quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. The specialty area rankings are based on nominations by deans of education and deans of graduate studies from the schools included in the ranking.

The rankings can be viewed online at In addition, they will appear in the May 2009 edition of U.S. News & World Report magazine and in America’s Best Graduate Schools guidebook, available April 28.