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School of Education moves up in US News & World Report rankings

The School of Education rose four positions to a ranking of No. 31 in the latest graduate school rankings issued by US News & World Report.

Two of the School’s programs were ranked in the top 20 in their fields in survey results released Tuesday (March 14).

The School’s overall ranking rose from No. 35 in last year’s survey.

“Carolina’s School of Education continues to focus work into areas in which our research leadership contributes strongly toward developing solutions to problems in education,” said Fouad Abd-El-Khalick, dean of the School. “I’m heartened by the recognition we receive by being a highly ranked school of education. But we also recognize that we have important work still ahead of us.”

The rankings of schools of education are included in US News & World Report’s 2018 annual “Best Grad Schools” guide. For the rankings of schools of education, US News surveyed 379 schools that grant doctoral degrees in education, with 256 schools responding to the survey.

Two School of education programs were ranked among the best in their fields:

Secondary Teacher Education20th (tie)
Special Education17th (tie)

The specialty rankings are derived from surveys of education school deans who are asked to select up to ten top programs in each area. Schools in each specialty area are numerically ranked based on the number of nominations they received.

The US News & World Report rankings are available here: