U.S. News & World Report annually ranks graduate and professional school programs in education, law, medicine, engineering and business using a variety of scoring categories, such as peer assessments, student/faculty ratios and funding for faculty research. In this year’s survey William & Mary’s School of Education ranked 46th, tied with George Mason, Lehigh and Texas A&M-College Station.
“Our consistent rankings in the top 50 of all schools of education in the United States reflects the incredible work performed by our outstanding faculty, students, and staff. I’m amazed at all that we accomplish, particularly given the fact that we are one of the smallest schools of education within the top 50 rankings. Our faculty continue to strike an excellent balance between expanding the reach of the school while also maintaining strong faculty-student connections. The result is that our students learn directly from some of the leading scholars in the field of education,” said Spencer Niles, dean of the School of Education.
The debut of a new facility in 2010 helped catapult the School of Education from 43rd to a tie for 32nd in the 2014 survey. The program ranked 39th in the 2015 survey, tied with Florida State and Rutgers.