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EHE again tops 'U.S.News' graduate education rankings

EHE News
March 13, 2015

Since 1994, college has led in preparing education professionals

The College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University is again among the top graduate education programs in the United States, according to the 2016 U.S.News & World Report guide for prospective doctoral students.

Overall, the College of Education and Human Ecology rose to No. 8 among public universities. In a tie with the University of Southern California (Rossier), the college is No. 15 among both public and private programs.

Also, its academic programs are included in all 10 of the U.S.News specialty categories.

“These rankings indicate our growing strength in preparing leaders for today’s public schools, especially those in urban districts,” said Cheryl Achterberg, dean of the College of Education and Human Ecology. “The college made a commitment two years ago to realign and invest in our areas of expertise."

The college has established new EdD degree programs, reviewed and revised curricula, embraced undergraduate licensure and conducted outstanding research. External funding has increased, and faculty are leading professional organizations and conducting scholarship that improves society.

"Our Buckeyes are prepared to solve difficult situations each day, have a global vision and mission and never stop seeking to make the world a better place." Achterberg said.

Highly regarded nationwide

Ten EHE specialty programs received enough support from deans and district superintendents to be among the most highly regarded nationwide.

EHE’s top-10 programs all rose from last year’s positions. In alphabetical order, they are:

  • Counseling and Personnel Services,  No. 7
  • Curriculum and Instruction, No. 8
  • Elementary Education, No. 7
  • Secondary Education, No. 10
  • Vocational and Technical Education, No. 2

In the top 20 are:

  • Administration and Supervision, No. 11
  • Education Policy, No. 18
  • Education Psychology, No. 12
  • Higher Education Administration, No. 18
  • Special Education, No. 18

The annual U.S.News & World Report Best Graduate Schools survey is completed by education and graduate study deans and other education professionals, who rate specialty programs from marginal to outstanding. For the overall rankings, schools submit data for seven criteria.

Search the College of Education and Human Ecology's departments, programs and degree programs through our Majors and Programs tool.

The data for 2016 prospective students is at U.S. News Education/Best Graduate Schools.