The College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin ranks 13th overall in U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings of graduate programs in education, and is 4th among public institutions. The college ranks 6th overall and 3rd among public institutions in research expenditures, with $51.3 million.
“Our rankings underscore the college’s ongoing commitment to preparing educators and leaders to address the most pressing challenges in education and health. The rankings are a reflection of the college’s reach and the dedication of our faculty, staff, students, and community partners to transform research and practice to ensure that children, individuals, families, schools, and communities thrive,” says Charles Martinez, Jr., dean of the College of Education.
Rankings are one indicator of excellence. Recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty continue to be a top priority as the college enhances graduate and undergraduate programs and secures funded research.
Five of the college's departments, programs, and specialty areas have earned places among top 10 institutions:
- Administration/Supervision: 5th overall and 2nd among public universities, tied with Michigan State
- Educational Psychology: 5th overall and 3rd among public universities, up two places from last year
- Special Education: 5th overall and 4th among public universities, up two places from last year
- Curriculum and Instruction: 7th overall and 4th among public universities, up one place from last year
- Secondary Education: 10th overall and 7th among public universities, tied with University of California–Los Angeles
Three programs rank among the top 15 overall:
- Education Policy: 13th overall and 8th among public universities, tied with University of Southern California
- Elementary Education: 13th overall and 10th among public universities
- Higher Education Administration: 15th overall and 9th among public universities
For more about the college and The University of Texas at Austin’s rankings, view the university’s press release.
M. Yvonne Taylor, assistant director, 512-471-3916