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College of Education Graduate Programs Still #1 in Kentucky in Latest Rankings

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University of Kentucky College of Education graduate programs remain the top-ranked in Kentucky among colleges of education, according to the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings released today.

The college is ranked 52nd among public universities and 64th overall among all education graduate programs in the nation.

Individually, the Counselor Education program (formerly the Rehabilitation Counseling program) is ranked 6th in the nation overall.

U.S. News Best Graduate School rankings are based on peer ratings, surveys of education professionals, and assessment of admissions acceptance rates, GRE scores, and research grants, activities, and expenditures.

“While rankings are not the only measure of success, they offer a glimpse into our college’s dedication to providing high-quality programs and top-tier research opportunities,” said UK College of Education Acting Dean Danelle Stevens-Watkins. “It is not only our goal – it is a guiding principle. As part of Kentucky’s flagship university, we are focused on the quality of the educational experiences of our students. Our work centers on preparing and inspiring them to make a positive impact on their journey to graduation and long after, as valuable members of their communities.”

Earlier this year, U.S. News and World Report ranked the college’s online graduate programs 25th among all colleges of education, with the Special Education online programs ranked 11th overall.

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.