U.S. News & World Report highlights KU education programs in rankings

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas School of Education & Human Sciences and two of its programs are ranked among the nation’s best in the 2023 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools,” released March 29.

The school’s graduate program rankings this year include No. 7 among public universities, tied with University of Oregon, and No. 14 overall (up from No. 17 last year), tied with Johns Hopkins University (MD) and the University of Oregon. 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 educational psychology program ranked at No. 13 among public universities and No. 17 overall, tied with Arizona State University, the University of Pittsburgh (PA), and the University of Virginia.

“Our strong rankings in the U.S. News & World Report release for 2023 underscores that we offer some of the strongest programs in the country,” said Rick Ginsberg, dean of the school. “It is a testament to the high quality of faculty, students and staff in the School of Education & Human Sciences.”

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, the online master’s degree in educational administration ranked No. 12 overall, and the online master’s degree in curriculum & instruction ranked No. 14 overall.

In this year’s graduate rankings, KU has 11 programs ranked in the top 10 and 52 programs in the top 50 among public institutions.

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