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New College of Education Rankings

The 2008 U.S. News and World Report rankings of various graduate programs in the Penn State College of Education.

by Joe Savrock (May 2009)

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. –  Penn State's College of Education has moved up significantly in the latest national rankings of graduate programs released by US News & World Report. The College's Higher Education program was ranked 1st.

The College, as a whole, now is ranked 24th in the nation among 278 colleges of education identified by U.S. News & World Report. Last year, Penn State ranked 30th.

Penn State's College of Education continues to rank among the nation's leaders, which consist primarily of Ivy League, Big Ten, and Pac Ten universities.

Two Penn State programs—Workforce Education & Development and Rehabilitation & Human Services—earned third-place rankings, while the Educational Leadership program was ranked fifth. All of Penn State's graduate programs that are ranked by the magazine appear at least in the top 20, with seven programs in the top 10. 

The programs are ranked this year as follows: