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KU maintains in-state dominance in latest U.S. News rankings

Tue, 03/12/2013

LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas continues to offer more ranked graduate programs than all other Kansas public universities combined, according to the 2014 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools.”

In the latest rankings, KU has 10 programs ranked in the top 10 among public universities and 32 ranked among the top 40.

“These rankings reflect the talent and stature of our students and scholars, as well as the fact that the best college education in Kansas continues to be at the University of Kansas. And while that comparison is important, where we’re focusing our efforts is on the changes that will elevate our stature and quality relative to KU’s national peers,” Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little said.

“Changes included in our Bold Aspirations strategic plan, such as recruiting Foundation Professors and improving the level of support for graduate students, will be borne out in higher rankings down the road. But more importantly, they’ll enable us to educate leaders and make discoveries that benefit our state and society,” she said.

KU graduate programs ranked in the top 40 nationally among public universities are:

1.    City Management & Urban Policy (Master)
1.    Special Education (Master/Doctorate)
2.    Occupational Therapy (Master/Doctorate)
3.    Public Management Administration (Master)
4.    Paleontology (Doctorate)
4.    Public Affairs (Master)
5.    Clinical Child Psychology (Doctorate)
6.    Speech-Language-Pathology (Master)
7.    Audiology (Doctorate)
9.    Physical Therapy (Master/Doctorate)
12.  Public Finance & Budgeting (Master)
12.  School of Education (Master/Doctorate)
12.  Nursing-Midwifery (Master)
15.  Educational Psychology (Master/Doctorate)
15.  Printmaking (Master)
15.  Social Work (Master)
17.  Clinical Psychology (Doctorate)
20.  Pharmacy (PharmD)
21.  Nursing-Anesthesia (Master)
22.  Healthcare Management (Master)
23.  Psychology (Doctorate)
24.  Nursing (Master)
25.  Medicine - Primary Care
27.  History (Doctorate)
31.  Political Science (Doctorate)
33.  Aerospace Engineering (Master)
36.  English (Doctorate)
37.  Earth Sciences – Geology (Doctorate)
38.  Fine Arts (Master)
39.  Biological Sciences (Doctorate)
40.  Chemical Engineering (Doctorate)
40.  Mathematics (Doctorate)

Additionally, in the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings of online programs, KU’s nursing master’s degree program ranks 16th among public university programs.



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Lauded race and class historian becomes KU Foundation Professor David Roediger’s award-winning research and writing has already transformed how historians view the growth of social freedoms in America though the intersection of race, class, ethnicity, and labor. Now Roediger, as KU’s first Foundation Distinguished Professor of History (http://bit.ly/1AbAqYw), will continue to break new ground in those fields as he leads KU’s departments of American Studies and History. Roediger likes to study historical flash points — where one particular change brings a cascade of wider cultural changes. His latest book, “Seizing Freedom, Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All,” makes the point that as slaves began freeing themselves across the South during the Civil War, their emancipation inspired and ignited other cultural movements for freedom — such as the women’s movement for suffrage and the labor movement for better working conditions and an eight-hour day. Understanding the individual stories of average people who wanted to make their lives better, including slaves or factory workers, is important to understanding the wider political movements and elections, Roediger said. “It's tempting to think that all the important political questions have been decided,” he said, “but actually people are constantly thinking about what freedom would mean for them.”


One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times