Published: March 15, 2011

Graduate programs at the University of Colorado Boulder continue to earn national prominence based on the latest annual rankings from U.S. News & World Report. CU-Boulder schools and programs garnered 25 mentions in the 2012 edition of Best Graduate Schools, including five ranked in the top 10 of their fields.

CU-Boulder's 2012 rankings are:

No. 1: CU-Boulder takes top honors for the atomic/molecular/optical physics program, tied with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Top 10: Other CU-Boulder programs ranking in the top 10 nationally are environmental sciences (fifth), quantum physics (fifth), environmental law (fifth) and physical chemistry (eighth).

Twenty other CU-Boulder schools and programs land on the national rankings within their fields: aerospace/aeronautical/astronautical engineering (17), chemical engineering (19), physics (19), psychology (19), civil engineering (22), earth sciences (23), environmental/environmental health engineering (23), speech-language pathology (25), chemistry (26), biological sciences (30), audiology (33), electrical/electronic/communications engineering (35), mechanical engineering (35), Leeds School of Business (36 for part-time MBA schools; 69 overall), College of Engineering and Applied Science (36), computer engineering (36), computer science (39), School of Education (43) and Law School (47).