One of the Best, Again!

US News

Albany, NY (March 25, 2019)- The School of Education at the University at Albany, part of the State University of New York, continues to garner recognition as the top ranking public school of education in New York and #2 in the Northeast, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “Best Graduate Schools” rankings. 

This follows just two months after the University at Albany was named as one of the best (#8) providers of online graduate education programs in the United States. UAlbany’s online graduate programs have been ranked among the top 10 every year since the ranking began.

“Regardless of their course of study, our students can feel confident that they will graduate prepared to educate and lead in a range of education, policy and mental health-related careers,” said School of Education Interim Dean Jason Lane.

This year marks the 175th anniversary of the University at Albany’s founding in 1844 as New York’s first public teachers’ college. Since its beginning, the University has been a leader in the preparation of forward thinking teachers and leaders, committed to advancing education and preparing the next generation of New Yorkers.

“The excellence of the school and its future success are grounded on the strength of our local partnerships with school districts and the expertise of our world-renowned faculty who are deeply committed to providing transformative learning experiences to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s world,” said Associate Dean Cheryl Dozier.

The University at Albany remains committed to providing accessible pathways to students from diverse backgrounds. “As one of the most highly diverse research universities in the country, the University at Albany is focused on being a national leader in preparing a diverse educator and mental health workforce that better reflects the changing demographics of New York and the United States” said LaneMany of the programs are still accepting applications for the fall and welcome those that wish to join.

Looking toward the future, the School of Education will strengthen its pursuit of being one of the nation’s leading research universities with a deep commitment to the local region. Over the summer, the School will relocate to a newly renovated home on UAlbany’s uptown campus. After a 27 million dollar renovation, the University is transforming the previous home of the School of Business into the fourth home for the School of Education in its nearly 200-year history. This new space/location will serve as a nexus of learning, research, and engagement for the education community in the Capital Region.

U.S. News & World Report surveyed 392 schools with 258 providing the necessary data to establish the rankings. Standings for America’s Best Graduate Education Schools were determined based on 10 weighted quality measures falling under four key categories: quality assessment (40 percent), research activity (30 percent), student selectivity (18 percent) and faculty resources (12 percent). This year’s ranking of 66 nationally places the School of Education in the top 20% of the 392 graduate schools of education surveyed for this year’s ranking and in the top 5 percent of the 1,500 schools, colleges, and departments of education nationwide.

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About the School of Education:
The School of Education is one of 9 academic schools and colleges at the University at Albany, a comprehensive, public, research I university that is part of the State University of New York (SUNY). With more than $500 million in annual research expenditures, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate majors and minors and 125 master’s, doctoral, and graduate certificate programs to nearly 13,000 undergraduate and more than 4000 graduate students. The School of Education is comprised of 4 academic departments and 15 research centers and institutes that offer more than 45 graduate programs and one bachelor’s degree to approximately 1000 graduate students and 450 undergraduates. The more than 60 full-time faculty produce $7 million in research expenditures annually, have achieved a top 10 national ranking (US News) for online graduate education programs, and are considered among the most productive in their disciplines.