KU law, medical schools among nation’s best in latest U.S. News & World Report rankings

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas’ law school and medical school are among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings released today.

The School of Law entered the overall Top 50 for the first time in history with a No. 40 ranking among all law schools, as well as a No. 18 ranking among publics. These rankings reflect a notable jump from last year – 27 spots among all schools and 18 spots among publics – and can be attributed in large part to the School of Law having some of the highest bar passage and employment rates in the nation.

The KU School of Medicine has two programs – medicine-primary care and medicine-research – ranked in the top 50 among publics. Additionally, U.S. News & World Report publishes a ranking of institutions with the highest percent of medical school graduates practicing in rural, primary care and health professional shortage areas. KU Medical Center is ranked No. 5 among publics in the percent of graduates practicing in rural areas, No. 9 among publics in the percent of graduates practicing in primary care and No. 11 among publics in the percent of graduates practicing in health professional shortage areas.

Today’s announcement from U.S. News & World Report follows the organization’s initial April 25 announcement, which didn’t include law and medical school rankings. In that announcement, KU had 37 programs ranked in the top 50. With today’s release of the law and medical school rankings, KU now has 51 graduate programs in the top 50 among public universities, including nine programs in the top 10.

Below is a full list of KU graduate programs ranked in the top 50 among public universities:

1. Local Government Management

1. Paleontology

1. Special Education

5. Public Management and Leadership

6. Physical Therapy

6. Speech-Language Pathology

9. Occupational Therapy

10. Audiology

10. Education

11. Nursing-Midwifery

13. Dispute Resolution

13. Petroleum Engineering

13. Public Affairs

14. Medicine - Primary Care

14. Nursing-Anesthesia

15. Clinical Child Psychology

18. Full-Time Law

20. Curriculum and Instruction

20. Public Finance and Budgeting

22. Social Work

23. Pharmacy

26. Healthcare Management

27. Environmental Law

30. Clinical Psychology

31. Biostatistics

31. Legal Writing

32. Aerospace Engineering

32. Constitutional Law

32. History

33. Psychology

34. Contracts-Commercial Law

35. Fine Arts

38. Business-Corporate Law

39. Chemistry

40. Earth Sciences

40. English

40. Environmental Engineering

40. Mathematics

40. Sociology

41. Civil Engineering

41. Full-Time MBA

41. International Law

41. Political Science

43. Medicine - Research

46. Tax Law

47. Economics

47. Intellectual Property Law

47. Physics

48. Clinical Training (Law)

49. Biology

50. Public Health.

Thu, 05/11/2023


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