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The Graduate School of Education Rising Star in US News & World Report Graduate Rankings

GES_USNewsSquareThe Graduate School of Education, in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences took a significant step up in the 2016 U.S. News and World Report graduate school rankings released yesterday (Tuesday, March 10). The School is now 41st among all public universities, up from 48th last year.

Bob Rider, Dean of the College of Education, Health. and Human Sciences, said this ranking reflects the college’s and UT’s commitment to becoming a Top 25 Institution.

“Our faculty are deeply committed to offering excellent coursework and scholarship coupled with opportunities for students to experience meaningful community engagement, research experience, and an ever-expanding understanding of how best to address the educational and social needs of children. Our close working partnerships with schools, community agencies, and institutions of higher education well beyond the borders of Tennessee and the United States also play a critical role in our achievements. Over the past year we have enrolled students with stronger academic qualifications, increased our research awards, and continued to strengthen the reputation of our programs as seen through the eyes of employers of our graduates.”

U.S. News compared more than 1,900 public and private graduate programs for the 2016 rankings. They are based on opinions from experts about program excellence and statistics that measure the quality of students, faculty and research.

For the full 2016 graduate rankings, visit the U.S. News and World Report website. U.S. News and World Report also features the material in its annual “America’s Best Graduate Schools” guidebook.


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