USC Rossier receives high ranking in 2019 U.S. News report

March 12, 2019

Individual programs also continued to receive major recognition

By Ross Brenneman

For the third year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked USC Rossier as one of the 15 best graduate schools of education in the country.

The school ranked #12 in the magazine’s annual listing of schools. USC Rossier has been ranked in the top 20 in eight of the last nine years, with its highest-ever ranking being #10 in 2018.

“Students, faculty and staff bring dedication and excellence to their work every day,” said Dean Karen Symms Gallagher, the Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean of USC Rossier. “There are many incredible things that no ranking can capture, but I am grateful to see our efforts recognized.”

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 2017–18 academic year.

While maintaining high marks for reputation, USC Rossier also continued to be a powerhouse in funded research, ranking #1 in funded research per faculty member. USC Rossier faculty, postdoctoral scholars and students earned dozens of grants last academic year in addition to serving ongoing grants. The grants support work across concentrations, with such examples as:

Individual USC Rossier programs also shined bright, each ranking in the top 25 within their respective fields: Higher Education Administration (#8), Education Policy (#13), Education Administration and Supervision (#16), Secondary Teacher Education (#18) and Educational Psychology (#21).

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