US News & World Report Places UW-Madison School of Education on 1st Rank

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The 2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Education Graduate Schools rankings, which were made public on Tuesday, place the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s School of Education as the top educational institution in the country.

Despite being highly regarded by the publication for decades, this is the first time U.S. News & World Report has placed the School of Education in top position. It has been listed among the top five educational institutions in the nation for the last 11 years. It has been in the top 10 for 24 of the last 25 rankings published by U.S. News. UW–Madison and Teachers College, Columbia University, are tied for first place.

“This ranking only confirms what we’ve always known: our School of Education is among the country’s best,” says Charles Lee Isbell Jr., UW–Madison’s provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. “The School of Education’s highly regarded faculty and staff are conducting groundbreaking research, attracting top students, and preparing future leaders for our state and beyond.”

Ten graduate programs housed within the UW–Madison School of Education received outstanding ratings from U.S. News in addition to its overall No. 1 position. The program in educational psychology is ranked first among them. The rankings, according to Diana Hess, head of the School of Education, “reaffirm” the School’s standing as a national leader in education.

The Department of Educational Psychology has continuously been rated among the greatest in the country, much like the School of Education as a whole. The top-ranked program in Educational Psychology has been housed there for seven years, starting in 2014.
Professor and chair of the Department of Educational Psychology James Wollack expresses his excitement over the department’s ongoing recognition as well as that of its outstanding professors, staff, students, and alumni.

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