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UAlbany Graduate Programs Ranked Among Top 25 in the Nation by U.S. News and World Report

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 18, 2016) -- Graduate programs in the University at Albany's School of Criminal Justice and Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy are among the top 25 in the nation, according to the latest U.S. News and World Report's annual ratings, while Rockefeller College itself is ranked 19th among all schools of public policy.

In the 2017 edition of Best Grad Schools, Rockefeller College programs that garnered top rankings include public management (14), nonprofit management (10), and financial management and public economics (9). Rockefeller's policy analytic methods program ranked 30th in the nation.

The information and technology management program, a unique multidisciplinary collaboration of faculty and students from Rockefeller College and UAlbany’s Center for Technology in Government, was ranked 3rd.

UAlbany's School of Criminal Justice, not newly ranked this year, continues to hold the number two spot in the nation.

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UAlbany currently has six top-25 programs according to U.S. News, and 17 programs ranked in the top 100 nationally. (Photo by Mark Schmidt)

The School of Education was ranked 66th.

U.S. News collected data from statistical surveys of more than 1,900 programs and 18,000 academics and professionals for this year's rankings. Other top-rated UAlbany programs, not newly ranked for 2017, include social welfare (27), sociology (28), library and information studies (31), public health (31), and the clinical psychology program (57).

UAlbany currently has six top-25 programs according to U.S. News, and 17 programs ranked in the top 100 nationally.

Consistently ranked among the most significant public affairs programs in the academy, the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy's core mission is to discover, communicate, and apply knowledge about politics, governance, public policy, and public management. The college directly helps public managers, policymakers, and others deal effectively with the challenges they face, making democracy stronger and governments more effective around the world.

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