Published: March 14, 2017

US news education logoThe University of Colorado Boulder School of Education ranked No. 29 among graduate schools of education nationwide, the U.S. News and World Report announced today. The school ranked No. 19 among the public school of education rankings, and both the Education Policy and Curriculum & Instruction specialty programs were ranked No. 16 by the education deans surveyed.

“We are pleased that our ranking has held steady,” said Kathy Schultz, dean of the School of Education. “This is especially impressive given the small size of our education school and given that the metrics of this ranking tend to privilege the larger schools with more access to grant money and therefore more well-known profiles.

“We are excited about our plans for the future, especially our deep work in the local schools and communities across Colorado as well as our national presence in providing perspectives on national policy issues.”

Together with Schultz, who joined the school as dean in August 2016, we look forward to continuing to serve our students and communities well through several new initiatives. Our work is important to our students and members of our community locally and nationally.

The School of Education is a nationally recognized leader in education research with the school consistently ranking in 90th percentile of faculty scholarly productivity among colleges and schools of education nationwide.

While many researchers have called attention to the limited methodology of the U.S. News and World Report's rankings system, annual report's methodology includes surveys of 379 schools granting education doctoral degrees. Rankings are based on quality assessments from education deans, school superintendents, and employers; student selectivity; faculty resources; and research activities.

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For a complete listing of CU Boulder's 2018 U.S. News and World Report graduate rankings, visit CU Boulder Today.