March 12, 2019 (College Park, MD)—University of Maryland College of Education graduate programs rank among the best in the nation, according to the US News & World Report, with a number of the College’s graduate programs climbing in the 2020 rankings. The evaluation, which was released by US News & World Report on March 12, 2019, assessed more than 250 graduate schools in education across the United States and the UMD College of Education placed highly among its peer institutions.
“The College of Education’s rankings reflect our renowned faculty, pioneering research, and commitment to developing transformative leaders in education through high-quality academic programs,” said Dean Jennifer King Rice.
In all, six of the College of Education’s nine top ranked graduate programs improved in the rankings in 2020. Two programs—Counseling and Personnel Services and Educational Psychology—ranked in the top 10 in the nation.
UMD College of Education 2020 USNWR Graduate Program Rankings
- Counseling and Personnel Services - #2
- Educational Psychology - #6
- Higher Education - #13
- Special Education - #12
- Elementary Education - #16
- Secondary Education - #16
- Educational Administration - #19
- Education Policy - #21
- Curriculum - #23
Among other education graduate schools, the UMD College of Education ranked:
- #22 amongst public institutions nationwide
- #33 in the nation
- #2 in Maryland
U.S. News & World Report determines its rankings using a number of factors, which include peer assessment, educational professionals’ assessment, student selectivity, faculty resources, and research activity.