SOE News

School maintains high 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 15, 2010, by U.S. News & World Report.

A rank of 30 among the 234 schools of education ranked places the School of Education in the top 15 percent of doctoral-granting colleges and schools of education ─ both public and private ─ included in the national survey. Among schools of education in public universities, the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education ranks 18th overall.

In addition, four of the School’s program areas rank in the top 25 nationwide for their specialty area: special education, 13; curriculum and instruction, 15; educational administration and supervision, 19; and elementary education, 21.

The ranking of education schools by U.S. News is based on 11 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 and criteria can be viewed online at U.S. News & World Report. In addition, they will appear in the May 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report magazine and in America’s Best Graduate Schools guidebook, available April 27.