USC Rossier ranked 15th best education graduate school by U.S. News

This year’s rank represents a leap forward from 2016’s rankings

The USC Rossier School of Education has been ranked as the 15th best graduate program for education in the United States, according to rankings from U.S. News & World Report, released Tuesday.

The new ranking represents a jump of six places over last year’s rankings.

“Just as we strive to improve learning outcomes, regardless of circumstance, we are always seeking to improve our own programs for the graduate students that we serve,” said Dean Karen Symms Gallagher. “Our strong showing in both the overall rankings and in the higher education category is validation of these efforts and further testament to the exceptional work of our faculty and staff.”

Among the school’s top strengths as cited by the magazine: high selectivity, a strong assessment from peer institutions and a top-10 ranking from education experts. Among other factors considered by U.S. News: average GRE scores, student-faculty ratio for doctoral students and research dollars.

USC Rossier’s higher education administration program, anchored by the Center for Urban Education and Pullias Center for Higher Education, also received plaudits, ranking 7th best in the country. USC Rossier also ranked 13th in education administration and supervision, 15th in education policy, and 17th in education psychology.

USC Rossier was the second-highest-ranked graduate school at USC for categories ranked this year; USC Viterbi was listed as having the 11th-best engineering graduate program.

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