KU education programs rank among nation’s best in 2024-25 U.S. News & World Report rankings

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas School of Education & Human Sciences is ranked among the top twenty Best Education Schools overall and No. 11 among public universities – by far the highest ranked graduate programs in the state of Kansas – in the 2024-25 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools,” released April 9. In addition, two of its specialized programs are ranked among the nation’s best.

The full U.S. News & World Report rankings are available online here.

The school’s graduate program in special education ranked again at No. 1 among public universities and No. 2 overall. The curriculum & teaching program ranked at No. 21 among public universities and No. 28 overall, tied with Florida State University, New York University (Steinhardt), and University of Connecticut (Neag).

“This year’s rankings from U.S. News & World Report reflect the high quality and respect for our graduate programs,” said Rick Ginsberg, dean of the school. “We’re honored to be recognized again as one of the best education programs in the nation.”

In addition to the recent “Best Graduate Schools” rankings, U.S. News & World Report releases its “Best Online Programs” rankings each January and its “Best Colleges” rankings in September. In this year’s online programs rankings, the school’s online master’s in special education ranked at No. 1 and the online master’s degree in curriculum & instruction ranked No. 16 overall.

The KU School of Education & Human Sciences is a nationally ranked school, preparing educators and human science professionals as leaders.