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Once again, the University of Kentucky College of Education is ranked among the best in the nation. The college is the top-ranked in Kentucky and 58th overall in the U.S. on the 2024 list of top schools to pursue a graduate degree in education, announced today by U.S. News and World Report.

"Our faculty, staff, and students are exceptional, and this ranking serves as a testament to the high-quality learning experiences offered here,” said UK College of Education Acting Dean Danelle Stevens-Watkins, Ph.D. “As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the College of Education this academic year, this achievement demonstrates our ongoing commitment to making a profound and lasting impact in the century ahead."

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.

The U.S. News and World Report rankings methodology includes peer ratings, surveys of education professionals, assessment of admissions acceptance rates, faculty to student ratios, and research grants, activities, and expenditures.

The College of Education offers more than 90 degree and certificate programs in a wide range of career fields. To see more about graduate programs at the UK College of Education, visit