RALEIGH, North Carolina — In its 2018 Best Graduate Schools publication, the U.S. News & World Report has ranked the NC State College of Education No. 55 in the nation.
With 379 colleges of education in the U.S. awarding doctoral degrees, this ranking puts the NC State College of Education among the top-15 percent schools in the nation.
“Our college continues to hold a strong position in the U.S. News & World Report national rankings,” said Mary Ann Danowitz, dean of the College of Education. “This results from our high-impact research and development work, and the outstanding work of our faculty, students, and alumni who are increasing educational access and strengthening our communities.”
In a specialities category, U.S. News ranked the College of Education’s higher education program No. 19 in the nation. No other higher education program in North Carolina was ranked.
Rankings are based on student selectivity, faculty resources, research activity, and peer and superintendent assessments.
The NC State College of Education is home to 66 tenure-track faculty and nearly 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students who span departments in Education Leadership, Policy, and Human Development; STEM Education; and Teacher Education and Learning Sciences. The college is the largest supplier of STEM education teachers in North Carolina, has alumni working in 98 of North Carolina’s 100 counties, and has the second-best four-year graduation rate among all colleges of education in the nation. Its 66 faculty and Friday Institute staff hold $53.9 million in active research grants and partner with students, peers, and organizations across the state and nation to fulfill its mission to ensure the educational success of North Carolinians and reduce achievement gaps.