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Release: April 5, 2002
UI continues to rank highly in U.S. News graduate
University of Iowa Colleges of Law, Business and Education all moved up in
the national rankings in U.S. News & World Report's "2003 Guide
to America's Best Graduate Schools," and for the first time the UI College
of Liberal Arts and Sciences Ph.D. program in biological sciences was ranked
among the top 50 in the country. (See
Graphic: UI Rankings At-A-Glance)
The College of Law moved up two spots, from No. 20
last year to No. 18 this year, tying with the University of Minnesota-Twin
Cities, the University of Southern California and Washington and Lee University.
The Henry B. Tippie College of Business, which was ranked No. 35 last year,
moved up to No. 34, tying with Southern Methodist University, the University
of Arizona, the University of Georgia and the University of Notre Dame.
The College of Education also moved up one spot, from
No. 30 to No. 29, tying with Cornell University, the University of Colorado-Boulder,
the University of Florida, the University of Missouri-Columbia and University
of North Carolina-Greensboro. The education specialty of counseling/personnel
services was ranked this year at No. 10 in the nation. At the UI the program
is housed in the College of Education's Division of Counseling, Rehabilitation
and Student Development.
Ranked for the first time this year was the UI College
of Liberal Arts and Sciences Ph.D. program in biological sciences, which tied
for No. 45 with Dartmouth, Brown, Rice and Michigan State universities, Penn
State-University Park, , SUNY-Stony Brook, the University of Alabama-Birmingham,
and the University of Maryland-College Park. The UI biological sciences program
has not previously been ranked among the top 50.
The UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
also ranked highly again this year, No. 9 as a primary care college (down
one spot from No. 8 last year), tying with the University of Colorado Health
Sciences Center, and No. 30 as a research college (down one spot from No.
29 last year). And the college's rural and family medicine specialties once
again ranked among the top 10 in the nation. Rural medicine was ranked No.
7 (compared to its No. 3 ranking last year), and family medicine was ranked
No. 9 (compared to No. 3 last year).
"This is great news, and it's a tribute to the excellent
work of our faculty and staff," UI President Mary Sue Coleman said. "Our graduate
programs in law, education, business, liberal arts and sciences and medicine
are among the best in the nation, a fact underscored by the ever-growing number
of applications from students across the country -- and the world -- who want
to earn degrees in these disciplines at the University of Iowa."
The "2003 America's Best Graduate Schools" will be
on newsstands Monday, April 8. The April 15 issue of U.S. News & World
Report magazine, which also goes on sale April 8, will contain many --
but not all -- of the rankings. All of the rankings and articles from Best
Graduate Schools are available at U.S. News Online (a special paid
subscription is required for full access) at http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/grad/grhome.htm
U.S. News has been publishing graduate school
rankings since 1994.
Top rankings garnered by the UI in previous
years for other programs not re-ranked this year will also be published in
the 2003 edition of America's Best Graduate School. Starting with those programs
ranked highest, they are:
Audiology (master's/doctoral program). Ranked No.
1 in 2000 among all such programs in the nation accredited by the American
Speech-Language-Hearing Association. At the UI, the audiology program resides
in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Nursing Service Administration (master's program).
Ranked No. 1 in 2000 among all such programs in the nation accredited by the
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
Speech-Language Pathology (master's). Ranked No.
1 in 2000 among all such programs in the nation accredited by the ASHA. At
the UI, the speech pathology program resides in the College of Liberal Arts
Physician Assistant (master's program). Ranked
No. 2 in 2000 among programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation
of Allied Health Education Programs, tying with George Washington University
Physical Therapy (master's/doctoral program). Ranked
No. 3 in 2000 among programs accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association,
tying with Duke University, Emory University, the University of Miami (Florida),
the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the University of Pittsburgh.
Rehabilitation Counseling (master's). Ranked No.
3 in 2000 among programs accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education,
tying with Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. At the UI, the Rehabilitation
Counseling program resides in the College of Education.
Nurse Practitioner: Gerontological/Geriatrics (master's
program). Ranked No. 4 in 2000.
Social Psychology (doctoral program). Ranked
No. 4 in 2001.
Paleontology (doctoral program). Ranked No. 7 in
Clinical Psychology (doctoral program). Ranked
No. 12 in 2001, tying with Duke University. At the UI the clinical psychology
program resides in the Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences.
Nursing (master's program). Ranked No. 12 in 2000,
tying with Indiana University-Indianapolis, Rush University in Illinois, UNC-Chapel
Hill (School of Public Health), the University of California-Los Angeles,
the University of Pittsburgh (Main Campus) and Yale University.
Psychology (doctoral program). Ranked No. 45 in
2001, tying with Arizona State University, Duke University (Department of
Experimental Psychology), the University of Arizona, the University of California-Berkeley
(School of Education), the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, the University
of Michigan-Ann Arbor, the University of Oregon and the University of Pittsburgh-Main
Campus. Note: This ranking is for the program within the UI College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences' Department of Psychology. Although the UI College of Education
Division of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations' educational psychology
program was ranked No. 61 in 2001, this year's rankings for that category
only carry over the top 10 programs.