Graduate education programs climb in national rankings

March 13, 2012

The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University has moved up significantly in one measure of the nation’s highest-quality graduate programs in education.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Teachers College 16th among public graduate schools of education and 26th among all public and private graduate programs in the field. Last year ASU’s graduate education programs ranked 25th and 35th respectively. Jeanne Powers and Alex Guevara Download Full Image

The increase comes less than two years after Teachers College expanded to serve all four campuses of ASU in metropolitan Phoenix. The college also offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in communities across Arizona.

“The measure of our college is not these ratings but the quality of our extraordinary graduates,” said Mari Koerner, Teachers College dean. “These rankings are acknowledgements from external experts that our college is excellent compared to other excellent institutions in the country. But even in these comparisons, we are different. We serve more students. We take the values of the New American University seriously by being embedded in the community. And, we are preparing teachers for PreK-12 classrooms as well as university classrooms. We prepare them to make a significant difference in the lives of their students.

“This recognition also gives me an opportunity to express my appreciation to the faculty, students and staff as well as our alumni and supporters. The past year has been one of tremendous growth and change within the college, and our success is due to the hard work and flexibility of countless individuals at all levels,” Koerner said.

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College offers world-class academic programs for educators and scholars preparing to enter or advance in the profession. Teachers College provides challenging educational programs to prepare successful and highly qualified PreK-12 teachers. The College offers programs for those interested in advanced study and research activities leading to careers in school leadership, school and educational psychology, education policy, education technology, higher and post-secondary education, and other fields.

U.S. News & World Report: W. P. Carey School ranks top 30 in the nation again

March 13, 2012

This week U.S. News & World Report announced its prestigious annual rankings for the best business schools in the country. For the fifth year in a row, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University ranks top 30 among the “Best Graduate Schools” for business in the nation.

“We strive to demonstrate consistent excellence year-after-year,” says Robert Mittelstaedt, W. P. Carey School of Business dean. “This recognition is a testament to our stellar faculty, staff and students, who work hard every day. We’re especially pleased since this particular ranking is determined, in large part, by our peer business schools and corporate recruiters who offer our students jobs.” Dean Robert Mittelstaedt Download Full Image

On the new 2013 list, the W. P. Carey School ranks No. 30 for its full-time MBA program. It’s one of the top five business graduate schools in the West. It’s also the only Arizona business school to make the top 50.

“We offer both high quality and tremendous value,” explains Stacey Whitecotton, associate dean for W. P. Carey MBA programs. “Our full-time MBA is one of the two least expensive programs in the entire top 30. The program is also the smallest in the top 30. We enroll only about 150 students, so we can keep class sizes small and personal.”

In the new announcement, the school also scored well on several of U.S. News & World Report’s “specialties” lists. The evening MBA program ranks No. 21 in the nation, the highest for any part-time MBA program in Arizona. The school’s information systems offering ranks No. 13 in the country, and the world-renowned supply chain management program ranks No. 5 in its category.

Other recent lists laud the school’s other marquee programs:

The Wall Street Journal ranks the executive MBA program in the Phoenix area at No. 13 in the world.

• The Financial Times ranks the school’s executive MBA program in China at No. 20 worldwide.

U.S. News & World Report ranks the school’s online MBA program among the only 14 on its first-ever “Honor Roll” for online graduate business programs.

U.S. News & World Report ranks the school’s undergraduate program No. 28 in the nation.