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Five college programs ranked in top 10 by U.S. News

Janet Kiplinger Ciccone
March 12, 2019

Graduate education programs earn outstanding rankings

The reputation of the College of Education and Human Ecology as a premier destination for graduate education was confirmed by a strong showing in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings, released today.

Overall, the college ranked as No. 6 among Big Ten universities and No. 1 in Ohio.

The Counselor Education program leaped ahead seven places this year to No. 1 among similar programs nationwide.

The Workforce Development and Education program remains as the nation’s best, where it has ranked for years.

Curriculum and Instruction is No. 8, Secondary Education moved to No. 9, up three places, and Elementary Education continues as a top 10 program at No. 9.

In addition, the following programs rank in the top 25 nationwide:

  • Educational Psychology jumped ahead four spots to No. 11
  • Educational Administration remained No. 11
  • Higher Education and Student Affairs ranks No. 12
  • Special Education landing in the rankings at No. 24

“These rankings represent the combined efforts of our faculty and staff to continue to push for excellence in our research, teaching, and service so that our students can continue to benefit from our activities,” Dean Don Pope-Davis said.

“I am proud that we now have two programs in the department that are ranked at No. 1 in U.S. News,” said Eric Anderman, Department of Educational Studies chair and professor of educational psychology. It truly ‘takes a village’ to achieve these rankings and I am grateful to all of the faculty and staff in the department for their extraordinary dedication to our students.”

“Our rankings are high in teacher educator preparation because Ohio State is able to attract big name experts who offer doctoral students an exceptional research experience,” said Christian Faltis, professor and chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning. “Our teacher education program is an apprenticeship-like experience – two semesters long – so students gain substantial exposure to real students, classrooms and issues. They are highly sought after.”

Learn more about our ranked programs

Counselor Education
Workforce Development and Education
Master of Education
Educational Psychology
Educational Administration
Higher Education and Student Affairs
Special Education


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