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USU's Emma Eccles Jones CEHS Ranked 26th in the Nation

Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2017

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“U.S. News and World Report” magazine has again named the graduate programs in Utah State University's Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services among the top tier of colleges of education in the nation.

In the 2018 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools," the magazine ranked the college 26th in the nation overall against all graduate colleges of education. The college has moved up from 30th last year and is the only school of education in Utah to place in the top 50.

Of significant note, the college was ranked sixth in the nation in total research dollars received by a college, with faculty and staff securing $46.7 million in funded research.

“It’s gratifying to see our overall ranking improve from 30th to 26th and to know that we are ranked highest in the Intermountain West and the only program in Utah in the top 50,” said Beth Foley, dean of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services. “I can’t say I’m surprised, though – this is, after all, the 18th consecutive year we have received similar recognition. I see evidence of excellence across the College every single day in the important work of our outstanding faculty, staff and students. We are sixth in the nation for external funding because federal and state agencies also recognize the quality and impact of the research being done here.”

The “U.S. News & World Report” bases its rankings on a weighted average of 10 quality measures, including peer assessments, faculty resources, faculty awards and GRE scores for doctoral students.

USU’s Rehabilitation Counseling Program is ranked 10th in the nation. Its transition services support those who are leaving special education youth services and going into adult services. USU provides trailblazing leadership nationwide on this and other timely issues.

“Our doctoral students are having a larger presence on the national scene as they are training and presenting research,” said Jared Schultz, director of the Rehabilitation Counseling Program. “Of those that are top-ranked nationally, ours is also the only program primarily focused on distance education.”

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services at USU is committed to providing outstanding real-world research and service opportunities to students and faculty in human service disciplines. They offer clinical services in multiple arenas including autism and developmental disabilities, behavioral health, speech-language-hearing, and health education.

Highlights …

  • Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services ranked No. 26 on the 2018 List of Best Education Schools
  • College also ranked No. 6 in funded research with $46.7 million in funding
  • College remains the only school of education in Utah to place in the Top 50
  • Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is highest ranked in the Intermountain West

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Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

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