Washington, DC – US News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings, today unveiled the 2023 Best Graduate Schools rankings. Designed for prospective students looking to further their education beyond college, the rankings evaluate programs in a variety of disciplines, including business, education, engineering, law, medicine, nursing and science.
- For the first time, US News published a ranking of the Best Biostatistics Programs, evaluating 65 programs in total.
- Within the Best Law Schools methodology, the bar passage rate indicator now accounts for bar passage performance in every state where a school’s graduates first took the bar exam. Previously, this indicator only included the state with the most graduates taking the exam for the first time.
- For the second consecutive year in Best Law Schools, US News included two indicators to measure graduate indebtedness: average debt incurred obtaining a JD at graduation and the percent of law school graduates incurring JD law school debt. These indicators can provide more context to prospective students, especially at a time of rising higher education costs.
- Also for the second year in a row, US News published medical school rankings focused on underserved populations. Specifically, these rankings look at racial and ethnic diversity among medical school student populations, as well as which schools have the most graduates practicing in primary care, in rural areas, and in health professional shortage areas.
“US News continues to update the Best Graduate Schools methodology and add new programs to keep the rankings relevant and valuable for prospective students,” said Robert Morse, chief data strategist at US News. “Utilizing a robust data-collection process – surveying more than 2,100 programs and more than 23,000 academics and professionals – allows us to provide students with useful, quality data to determine the best program for their individual needs.”
Additional rankings were updated in this edition, including biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, earth sciences, economics, mathematics, physics, psychology, public, public health, social work and statistics.
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