The School of Information and Library Science remains tied as No. 1 in the U.S., the School of Medicine remained ranked second in primary care, and the law school shot up from 38th a year ago to 30th in U.S. News & World Report‘s 2010 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”
Following is a summary of the new rankings, as well as specialty areas listed in the top 10. Selected previous rankings, and the year most recently ranked, are included.
(Although UNC has no engineering school, the department of environmental sciences and engineering is based in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and perennially appears on this list of top engineering programs.)
Following are recent rankings of programs not ranked this year:
New rankings will appear in the May issue of the magazine, scheduled to be on newsstands April 28, and in the “America’s Best Graduate Schools” guidebook. Details will be available online.
U.S. News first ranked graduate programs in 1987 and has done so annually since 1990. Business, education, engineering, law and medicine are ranked annually. Those rankings are based on expert opinion about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students, according to magazine officials. Other disciplines and specialties in the sciences, social sciences, humanities and other areas, including selected health specialties, are ranked periodically. Those rankings are based only on the ratings of academic experts.
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