U.S. News 2020 Rankings Place Neag School Among Top 20 U.S. Publics

U.S. News & World Report has issued its 2020 rankings of the best graduate schools of education in the nation, with the Neag School of Education ranking among the top 20 public graduate schools of education in the United States for the fourth consecutive year.

The Neag School of Education is ranked No. 17 among public graduate schools of education, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Education Schools.
The Neag School of Education is ranked No. 17 among public graduate schools of education, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Education Schools. (Sean Flynn/UConn)

According to the report, the Neag School ranks No. 30 among all graduate schools of education in the nation, and No. 17 among public graduate schools of education. At the same time, five of the Neag School’s specialty programs now place among the top 25 in the United States:

  • Special Education, No. 16 (tie)
  • Elementary Education, No. 19
  • Educational Psychology, No. 19 (tie)
  • Educational Administration, No. 19 (tie)
  • Secondary Education, No. 22 (tie)

“For the fourth year in a row, the Neag School is standing strong among the nation’s leading public graduate schools of education,” says Dean Gladis Kersaint. “It is the hard work of our faculty scholars, the remarkable talent of our students, and the far-reaching impact of our alumni that contribute to our continued success, and for that we are grateful. We are proud to be recognized among a cadre of tremendous peer institutions.”

“For the fourth year in a row, the Neag School is standing strong among the nation’s leading public graduate schools of education.”

—Dean Gladis Kersaint

The U.S. News graduate education program rankings are based on data calculated from a weighted average of 10 measures, including research activity, student selectivity, and peer assessments. For the 2020 rankings, U.S. News surveyed graduate education programs at 392 schools granting doctoral degrees in the fall of 2018 and early 2019; 258 of those schools responded.

For the U.S. News specialty program rankings, the methodology is based solely on nominations by education school deans and education school deans of graduate studies from the list of schools surveyed.

A full list of the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Education Schools rankings are available online. Follow the conversation on Twitter at #BestGradSchools.