USC Rossier again named a top grad school in 2020

March 17, 2020

USC Rossier listed at #11 in annual U.S. News ranking

By USC Rossier Communications

USC Rossier has consistently been named one of the best graduate schools of education by U.S. News & World Report

For the fourth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has named the USC Rossier School of Education as one of the 15 best graduate schools of education in the country. USC Rossier placed at #11 for the ranking year 2021 in the magazine’s annual list. The school finished at #12 the previous year.

USC Rossier has now been ranked in the top 20 in nine of the last 10 years. U.S. News analyzes schools through factors including peer and expert assessments, GRE scores, enrollment, faculty-to-student ratio and research funding, based on data gathered from the 2018–19 academic year.

“We know the rankings are imperfect, but we also know that many prospective students and their parents look to the rankings as a guide,” said Karen Symms Gallagher, the Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean at USC Rossier. “And I have no doubt that many current students and alumni value USC Rossier’s distinction just as much as many of our faculty and staff do.”

USC Rossier remained especially strong in funded research, ranking #2 in funded research per faculty member.

Individual USC Rossier programs also figured prominently in the top 30 within their respective areas:

  • Higher Education Administration (#5)
  • Education Policy (#14)
  • Education Administration and Supervision (#14)
  • Secondary Teacher Education (#17)
  • Curriculum (#29)

“I know that future generations of students and alumni will choose USC Rossier and its mission and impact as their inspiration for career and for life,” Gallagher said.

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