Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The University of Texas at Austin's College of Education Ranked 4th Among Public and 11th Overall Nationally for 2018 by US News and World Report

The University of Texas at Austin has more than 40 graduate programs ranked among the top 10 in the nation and four programs ranked No. 1, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2018 edition of "Best Graduate Schools," released this week.

U.S. News & World Report’s graduate rankings, separate from the magazine's yearly ranking of undergraduate programs, are among the most widely regarded ratings in higher education. They are based on surveys of academic leaders and, for select programs, additional quantitative measures including placement test scores, student/faculty ratios, research expenditures and job placement success.

The College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin is ranked 11th nationally (No. 4 among publics), with four specializations in the top 10.

  • Administration/Supervision – 6th
  • Curriculum/Instruction – 8th
  • Education Policy – 16th
  • Educational Psychology – 8th
  • Elementary Teacher Education – 12th
  • Secondary Teacher Education – 11th
  • Special Education – 5th
For a more complete picture, I finished my Master's in Educational Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University (#7 tie) before receiving my PhD from Vanderbilt University (#7 tie). After completing my PhD, I did a post doc at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (#3 tie) before joining the faculty at The University of Texas at Austin (#4 public, #11 tie nationally)- See Figure 1. 

Figure 1