U.S. News & World Report Highly Ranks UNCG School of Education, Department of Counseling and Educational Development

Posted on April 25, 2023

Students in a CED class engage in a discussion

In rankings released by U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday, April 25, the UNC Greensboro School of Education (SOE) ranks in a tie for 83rd nationally among Graduate Schools of Education for 2023-2024. Within the state of North Carolina, the UNCG SOE holds the fourth-highest ranking in the same category.

Additionally, the Department of Counseling and Educational Development’s (CED) Student Counseling specialty area has been ranked third in the nation, a jump of six spots from a year ago. With the ranking of third in the nation, CED is the highest ranked graduate education program in the state of North Carolina. The program has been ranked among the top-10 for over 30 consecutive years.

Said Randall Penfield, Dean of the UNCG School of Education, “This year’s rankings continue to speak to the impact on research and practice our programs at UNCG are having on the regional, state, and national levels. These rankings also demonstrate that our commitment to providing students with a transformative educational experience is being recognized at a national level.”

Designed for prospective students looking to further their education beyond college, the Best Graduate Schools rankings evaluate programs in a variety of disciplines, including business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing.

SOE programs in School Library Media (8th) and Library and Information Studies (tied for 23rd), part of UNCG’s Department of Library and Information Science (LIS) were also rated among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report. Those rankings are announced on a biennial basis.

Prospective students can see how UNCG compares to other institutions and how the rankings are calculated on USNews.com.

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