College of Education holds steady in U.S. News annual rankings
U.S. News and World Report's 2017 annual rankings of graduate schools in education places the University of Oregon College of Education No. 12 among all colleges of education and No. 5 among public institutions in that category. Again, Special Education ranked No. 3 overall for 17 years running, the highest ranking of any graduate program at UO. These rankings, of which U.S. News is the most visible and well-known, come to bear on many decisions related to the sustained success of the college, from undergrads to grads and even faculty.
National rankings are a source of great pride and satisfaction for faculty and staff, many of whom believe that external validation reflects the respect and admiration of its peers. There are many efforts that occur behind the scenes to advance the college's reputation for innovation and leadership - an increasingly difficult prospect in the face of reduced state, and now federal funding.
A Summary of Current Rankings
Compared with other graduate schools of education in the nation, the UO College of Education is ranked:
- No. 2 overall for faculty productivity in funded research per faculty member in the top 50 schools surveyed ($919,700 per full-time faculty member)
- No. 5 public graduate school of education nationally
- No. 3 in the nation for its special education program for 17 years running
- No. 12 nationally among all graduate education programs
- The only top-tier ranked college of education in Oregon