US News Education School Rank 2012

Vanderbilt University (Peabody) is ranked No. 1 according to the 2012 ranking of graduate schools of education by U.S.News & World Report.

Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) is ranked 7th in the nation. For 2012, SESP ranked 2nd in the nation in the peer assessment, based on the ratings of deans of schools of education. SESP’s 2012 peer assessment is the highest it has ever received. In addition, SESP posted the highest average GRE quantitative score of all U.S. graduate schools of education. It had the second highest combined verbal and quantitative GRE score of all graduate schools of education.

The College of Education at Michigan State is ranked 17th. It is also rated highly (in the top 2 positions) for the following graduate programs: Elementary Education (1st), Secondary Education (1st), Curriculum and Instruction (2nd), Rehabilitation Counseling (2nd).

Penn State's College of Education and its graduate programs continue to earn high rankings. The College, as a whole, is ranked 26th in the nation among 279 colleges of education. All of the College's graduate programs appear at least in the top 15 of their respective program rankings. The College's Higher Education program was again ranked No. 1.

University of Cincinnati (UC) graduate programs in education moved up to 55th of more than 200 schools ranked. UC jumped 11 places from last year. The 2012 results put UC in the top 20% of colleges ranked, with only one other college in Ohio ranked higher.

The top 10 education schools for 2012:
1 Vanderbilt University
2 Harvard University
2 University of Texas-Austin
4 Stanford University
4 Teachers College at Columbia University
6 University of California-Los Angeles
7 Northwestern University
8 University of Oregon
9 University of Michigan
9 University of Washington
9 University of Wisconsin
Source: US News

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