U.S. News & World Report Ranks BU School of Education #34 Among Top Graduate Schools of Education

Today, U.S. News & World Report has published their 2019 rankings of top graduate schools of education in the United States. BU’s School of Education comes in at #34 overall, two spots up from last year’s position.

This is the highest ranking SED has received from U.S. News to date, and represents a continuation of a climb that began in 2013. As recently as 2016, SED sat just outside the top 50, according to USNWR. SED broke through to reach #45 on the 2017 list, and leaped to #36 in the 2018 edition.

The U.S. News rankings assess graduate schools of education in a variety of areas, from graduate enrollment to research funding. They also consider a school’s reputation among faculty at peer institutions and professionals in the field. Each year’s survey considers data from the previous year, making these rankings a lagging—yet still meaningful—indicator of quality.

Most significant among the many factors that have played a role in SED’s rise over the past five years is an institutional emphasis on hiring and supporting of research-active faculty members. SED is home to a growing number of scholars who are engaged in meaningful scholarship and who compete for significant educational research grants from federal and state agencies and private foundations.

The complete 2019 U.S. News rankings are available here.