COLLEGE OF EDUCATION MOVES UP TO RANK
22nd IN 2002 U.S. NEWS & World Report SURVEY
Education Policy Program Jumps to 9th
Counseling and Personnel Services Department is 1st
Special Education is 10th
COLLEGE PARK, MD (March 31, 2001) - The University of Maryland's College of Education is ranked 22nd in the nation, according to the latest U.S News & World Report survey, released today.
"Our rise in the U.S. News rankings to 22nd puts us in the company of the nations premier colleges of education," said Edna Mora Szymanski, Dean of the College of Education. "Our Counseling and Personnel Services department is first in the nation, and our Special Education department retained its position as tenth."
New to the ranks of top 10 programs is the Education Policy program in the Department of Education Policy and Leadership, according to the 2002 U.S. News survey for 2002.
"We are quite pleased with this ranking, which reflects some truly outstanding faculty members and a new chair, Kenneth Strike, who is a member of the National Academy of Education," Szymanski said. "The addition of the Education Policy ranking means that we have rankings in the top 10 in the nation in three of the college's six departments, according to U.S. News & World Report. Each of our other three departments have at least one program ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News or another venue."
"This affirms that our excellence in research and teaching is recognized for what weve known all along: our programs are built around faculty scholars who are leading researchers in their disciplines," she added. "We take our responsibility as a leading graduate school of education seriously and we will continue our vigorous efforts to be a leader among the best." Last year, the college was ranked 23rd in the nation
On Monday, April 2, 2001, U.S. News & World Report will release the entire survey and results for programs, and the college expects additional rankings within the top 25 for several departments and programs
The 2002 edition of the U.S. News & World Report guide hits newsstands on April 2, the same day the guidebook will go on sale, according to the Washington, D.C.-based publisher. The survey's rankings and methodology explanations can be found on the magazine's web site: www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/eduhome.htm
Addendum - 4/2/01
College of Education
U.S. News & World Report Rankings
April 2, 2001
The College of Education has made significant gains in U.S. News & World Report Rankings. Following are highlights of the 2002 rankings, released on April 2, 2001, in comparison with previous rankings.
Our rise in the U.S. News rankings to 22nd puts us in the company of the nations premier colleges of education. This spectacular, college-wide rise in the rankings is due to the combination of the hard work of outstanding faculty, staff, and students and the continued strategic focus of the college. Additionally, it reflects some of our new additions, including Kenneth Strike, the new chair of Education Policy and Leadership, who is a member of the National Academy of Education.
End Addendum - updated 4/2/01
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