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College of Education Graduate Programs Rise in Rankings

University of Kentucky College of Education graduate programs are on the rise, climbing 14 spots to break the top 30 among public institutions and 43rd overall among all education graduate programs in the nation, according to the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings released today.

“Our highest-ever ranking shows that our peers are increasingly noticing the scholarly endeavors of the college,” said College of Education Dean Julian Vasquez Heilig. “As the top-ranked college of education in Kentucky, we are able to offer students top-tier programs, which employers notice as well. This is a credit to university leadership and the hard work of our team— faculty, staff, students and alumni.”

The UK College of Education continues to innovate and adapt to students’ needs and changes in the education landscape with programs that offer a breadth of opportunities for research and professional growth. Two of the college’s online graduate programs are among the top in the nation. A third program is currently ranked in the top 10.

In the most recent rankings, U.S. News lists the best schools to earn a graduate degree in education, “which helps professionals achieve leadership positions, continue personal education goals and become more effective educators or administrators.” The rankings are based on peer ratings, surveys of education professionals, and assessment of admissions acceptance rates, GRE scores, and research grants, activities, and expenditures.

The College of Education offers more than 70 graduate degree and certificate programs in a wide range of career fields. To see more about graduate programs at the UK College of Education, visit education.uky.edu/academics/graduate-programs.