College of Education and Human Development ranked among top graduate schools by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report has released its 2021 rankings of top graduate schools, and the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development continues to be listed as one of the best in the nation.

UMaine was the only institution in the state to make the list of best graduate schools for education, ranking in a tie for No. 133.

The rankings are based on a variety of factors, including student selectivity, faculty resources, and assessment scores from other institutions and professionals in the field of education. The College of Education and Human Development’s total graduate enrollment increased to more than 560 students, from just over 470 last year. Total funded research in the college increased to $4.4 million, up from a total of $3.8 million in the previous year.

“Our mission is to be a leader in research, collaboration and community engagement in Maine and around the country,” says Mary H. Gresham, interim dean of the College of Education and Human Development. “It’s wonderful to see our efforts recognized in these rankings.”

Earlier this year, U.S. News & World Report recognized the UMaine College of Education and Human Development on the magazine’s list of best online graduate programs for education, ranking it tied for No. 60.

The college offers more than 20 graduate degree programs, including graduate certificates, master’s degrees, education specialist (Ed.S.) and doctoral degrees. Many degree programs can be completed online or through a blend of online and in-person courses.

To see a complete list of the rankings of the best graduate schools, visit U.S. News & World Report’s website.

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