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NC State Ranked #68 in World, #1 in NC in Education and Educational Research Category in U.S. News’ Best Global Universities

NC State ranked #68 in the nation and #1 in North Carolina for education and educational research

NC State University has been ranked No. 68 in the world in the education and educational research category in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities Subject Rankings, making it the top globally ranked university for this field of study in North Carolina. 

The subject-specific ranking is based on academic research performance, including publications, citations and indicators for global and regional reputation. Between 2016-2020, NC State faculty published 428 articles related to education in peer-reviewed journals, including in the most highly regarded publications. 

This was the first year that the education and educational research category was included in U.S. News’ global rankings, which ranked 17,200 universities from around the world in 47 subjects. 

“NC State being globally recognized among the best universities for education and educational research is a testament to the strength and impact of the College of Education, particularly of the faculty’s research, the translation of that research into practice and the extraordinary educators we prepare,” said NC State College of Education Dean Paola Sztajn. “Amid many challenges currently facing the field of education, our faculty, staff and students continue to show our strength and embody the university’s land-grant mission to have a transformative impact on society.” 

Earlier this year, the College of Education received its highest-ever ranking in U.S. News’ Best Graduate Schools Rankings, when it tied at No. 28 in the nation among all colleges of education and ranked No. 16 in the nation among public schools of education. 

In the Best Graduate Schools Rankings, the college also had four programs ranked in education specialty categories, based on nominations from peers:

  • Educational Administration tied at No. 14 in the nation
  • Secondary Teacher Education tied at No. 18 in the nation
  • Elementary Teacher Education tied at No. 22 in the nation
  • Curriculum and Instruction tied at No. 24 in the nation