The College of Education is consistently named among the top colleges of education in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. In addition, most of our ranked programs are in the top 25 of their respective categories, including our program in Counseling and Personnel Services, which is the number one program in the nation for eighteen consecutive years.

The College is proud to count itself as one of the best colleges of education in the nation. Our rankings are evidence of the strength and dedication of College faculty, staff, the achievement of our students, and the high regard of our peers.


The College of Education’s top-placed graduate programs received the following rankings:

  • Student Counseling and Personnel Services (#1)
  • Educational Psychology (#5)
  • Higher Education Administration (#10)
  • Special Education (#11)
  • Curriculum and Instruction (#12)
  • Secondary Teacher Education (#13)
  • Elementary Teacher Education (#17)
  • Education Policy (#19)

The College’s Curriculum and Instruction and Special Education programs both moved up two spots from the 2017 rankings, and the Secondary Teacher Education progressed one spot from last year to achieve a 13th place ranking. The College of Education as a whole placed 32nd amongst all the graduate programs in education.

Explore the 2018 rankings at U.S. News & World Report.