College of Education ranked 36th in nation for graduate education programs

March 17, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — U.S. News released its annual rankings of colleges and universities today (March 17), and all 10 College of Education graduate programs that fall into categories ranked by U.S. News and World Report have been ranked in the Top 15, with four of those programs in the Top 10.

Overall, the college is ranked 36th in the nation among 255 best graduate education schools. This is the second year in a row that the college has moved up in the rankings.

According to U.S. News, “schools in the specialty [program] rankings, which are based solely on nominations from school officials, are numerically ranked in descending order based on the number of nominations they received, as long as the school or program received seven or more nominations in that specialty area."

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The programs are ranked this year as follows:

  • Higher Education Administration: 2
  • Rehabilitation Counseling: 4
  • Student Counseling/Personnel Services: 5
  • Education Administration/Supervision (Ed Leadership): 10
  • Education Policy: 11
  • Secondary Education: 13
  • Special Education: 14
  • Elementary Education: 14
  • Educational Psychology: 14
  • Curriculum and Instruction: 15

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Last Updated March 25, 2020