NC State University has been ranked No. 92 in the world in the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings’s list of best colleges for education degrees. This is the first time NC State has been ranked in the education subject area since the World University Rankings added the category last year.
“This international ranking reflects the extraordinary advancements the NC State College of Education has made to become one of the leading colleges of education in the U.S. and now the world,” NC State College of Education Dean Mary Ann Danowitz said. “Our extremely talented faculty and staff share a deep commitment and passion to prepare professionals, conduct research and engage communities where they are to improve the educational outcomes of all learners. Their dedication to this common mission is why our college has emerged as a leader in transforming lives, schools and communities across North Carolina, the nation and the world.”
The 2019 THE World University Rankings for the education subject area is based on 13 performance indicators related to five areas: teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income. The 428 universities ranked in the education subject area highlight “the universities that are leading across education, teacher training and academic studies in education subjects,” THE wrote when announcing the 2019 World University Rankings.
The NC State College of Education is a research-driven college of education grounded in its land-grant mission. In the 2017-2018 academic year, the college’s faculty were awarded 44 grants by external sources totaling $28,038,462.That is the highest total dollar amount in grants awarded to faculty in a single year in the college’s 91-year history. With the 2017-2018 grants, the college’s faculty and scholars are currently working on 127 funded projects that total over $79.83 million, making the college No. 1 in education research productivity in North Carolina and among the Top 12 percent nationally.
In addition, the NC State College of Education is North Carolina’s largest producer of STEM educators and master’s-level literacy specialists, graduates beginning teachers who rate among the best on statewide performance measures, and has created a pipeline of effective leaders for schools, community colleges and higher education institutions.
Last spring, U.S. News & World Report ranked the NC State College of Education No. 46 nationally among all graduate schools of education, and No. 1 in North Carolina and No. 15 in the nation for online graduate programs in education.