U.S. News rankings are out

Graduate programs at the U are getting some impressive exposure in this year’s edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” published by U.S. News & World Report. The 2013 edition will go on sale April 3.

The College of Engineering made a big jump in the rankings to 54 in the nation, up six spots from last year. The University’s respected science programs continue to make their mark with mathematics ranking number 30 in the nation. The S.J. Quinney College of Law was ranked No. 47 in the nation, among the top 50 for the fourth consecutive year.

Health Sciences again shined in the rankings with the medical school ranked 48th in the nation for research, up six spots from last year. It also moved up five places to No. 21 for primary care.

U.S. News also ranked the School of Medicine at No. 2 in physician assistant education. Pharmacy ranked No. 10, rising six spots. Physical therapy moved up five places to No. 14, while the College of Nursing graduate programs remained at 36 and the nursing-midwifery program held steady at 8.

Each year, U.S. News ranks school programs in business, education, engineering, law and medicine. From time to time, other programs are also surveyed and ranked. U.S. News says its rankings are based on two types of data: expert opinion about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. Read the full news release here; or visit the U.S.News website.

One Response to U.S. News rankings are out

  • Soozi Redkey says:

    “The University’s respected science programs continue to make their mark with mathematics ranking number 30 in the nation.” As a follow up to this comment, I am wondering why the Engineering Initiative @ $2.5 M was funded but the Crocker Science Center request to move forward with the Architectural Drawings was denied (has been stalled again.) This given the fact that the College of Science enjoys a higher approval rating by US News than Engineering? Please advise.

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