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Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services Top 5 Ranking

Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2016

buildings on the USU campus from the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Utah State University’s Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services has been named as one of the U.S. News & World Report’s top 50 graduate education programs in the nation.

The Best Education Schools rankings, which are among the most prestigious rankings in higher education, moved the College of Education and Human Services from 33rd in 2015 to 30th in 2016. Additionally, the college gained considerable ground in its ranking of research funding, moving up from 12th place to fifth place. The college raised a total of $50.6 million during the 2014-15 academic year, which is at a similar or higher level than many other notable universities.

“We’re thrilled that U.S. News & World Report continues to recognize and honor our constant efforts to make our programs and research opportunities exceptional,” said Beth Foley, dean of the College of Education at Utah State University. “The graduate programs we offer are truly some of the best in the nation, and we’ve been singled out as such for more than a decade. We will continue to work hard to ensure our place is firmly fixed on this list in the future.” 

The Emma Eccles Jones College has a fortified tradition of research productivity that has lent itself to increased funding interest to its projects. In fact, USU’s College of Education and Human Services received more funding than the top three colleges of education, including Harvard, Stanford and Johns Hopkins, and other distinguished institutions like Vanderbilt University, the University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern University, UCLA and the University of Michigan.

USU has established itself as an esteemed and competitive university in the Beehive state. The College of Education and Human Services was the only college of education in Utah to be listed within the top 50. The college is committed to offering prime graduate and undergraduate programs in education and human services and sustaining nationally visible research centers that accelerate knowledge and improve professional practices.

U.S. News & World Report bases its graduate school rankings on a weighted average of 10 quality measures, including faculty resources, peer assessments and GRE scores for doctoral students. The full list of the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Education Graduate School rankings can be accessed online.   

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services at Utah State provides preparation programs for prospective teachers, for counselors and other professional personnel in education and for professionals in the human services area and in corporate settings. CEHS has consistently been the top-ranked graduate school of education in Utah, ranking in the top 50 nationwide for more than a decade, according to U.S. News & World Report. It is home to eight departments and three stand-alone centers. The college's numerous programs involve undergraduate and graduate students in research, professional and clinical experiences that change lives in the community and prepare graduates for careers that help people.

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