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College of Education ranked among best graduate schools


April 24, 2009

For the 10th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton College of Education among the nation's best graduate programs in education.

The 2010 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools, released April 23, 2009, ranks the Fulton College 14th among public graduate schools of education (up from 16th last year) and 24th among all public and private graduate programs (up from 25th last year).

The Fulton College shares its ranking with the following institutions:
• Pennsylvania State University-University Park
• University of Connecticut (Neag)
• University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
• University of Maryland-College Park
• University of Virginia (Curry)

Six out of nine specialty programs within the Fulton College ranked in the top 15 among public graduate schools of education in the nation:
• 10th in Education Psychology among public graduate schools of education (tied with Pennsylvania State University – University Park)
• 11th in Education Policy among public graduate schools of education (tied with University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign)
• 12th in Elementary Teacher Education among public graduate schools of education (tied with University of Connecticut-Neag)
• 12th in Secondary Teacher Education among public graduate schools of education (tied with University of Maryland – College Park and University of Texas-Austin)
• 12th in Student Counseling and Personnel Services among public graduate schools of education (tied with University of Iowa)
• 14th in Curriculum and Instruction among public graduate schools of education (tied with University of Maryland--College Park)

ASU's Education Administration & Supervision program was ranked 25th among public graduate schools of education (tied with University of Illinois-Chicago and University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

ASU is the only university in the state of Arizona to be ranked among the top 50 graduate schools of education.

"For a decade, the Mary Lou Fulton College of Education has been ranked within or near the top quarter of public graduate education programs in the United States," said George W. Hynd, dean and Foundation Professor of the Fulton College. "While the best measure of our success is the impact of our faculty and graduates' have on society, we are grateful to have been so recognized again this year."

"With a renewed vision and commitment to education, ASU will soon create the Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education, focused principally on graduate education and research," Hynd said.  "This concentrated focus on multidisciplinary research and advanced academic study in education promises to strengthen our efforts to attract and serve more of the best and most intellectually curious students and education scholars at ASU."

ASU's W. P. Carey School of Business also received a U.S. News & World Report ranking, among the list of "Best Business Schools." Read more here.