Penn State continues to perform well in U.S. News graduate school rankings

March 18, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State’s graduate school programs continue to perform well in the annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate Schools” rankings, the latest of which were announced March 16. The 2017 edition updates rankings for several professional graduate school disciplines, including business, education, engineering, law and nursing.

Specialties that ranked in the top 10 among their counterparts at other national universities included Penn State's programs in technical/vocational education, ranking at No. 1; supply chain/logistics at No. 3, up two places from last year; student counseling and personnel services at No. 5; petroleum engineering at No. 5; higher education administration at No. 7; education administration and supervision at No. 9, and nuclear engineering at No. 10.

In “Top Schools,” the College of Engineering ranked No. 27; the College of Education ranked No. 37; the School of Nursing tied at No. 40; the Smeal College of Business tied at No. 41; and Penn State Law tied at No. 86.

According to U.S. News & World Report, the annual graduate school rankings are based on expert assessments and statistical measures of a school's faculty, research and students, involving more than 1,900 graduate programs in a variety of disciplines. Methodologies for the 2017 rankings are available online.


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