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  • The College of Education ranked Number 29 for Best Graduate Schools by US News and World Report

USC College of Education on the rise among America’s Best Graduate Education Schools

The University of South Carolina College of Education has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as an outstanding provider of graduate education in the nation. Over the past two years, the college has risen 58 spots in the rankings, landing at No. 29 for 2024-2025. This achievement puts the College of Education in the top 6 percent of colleges of education with graduate programs nationally.

“The accomplishments of our faculty, staff and students continue to resonate both in South Carolina and beyond,” says Thomas Hodges, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Education. “This ranking is a reflection of the great work taking place in the College of Education in the service of children, families and communities. We will continue to create innovative solutions to the most persistent and merging challenges facing education communities.”

U.S. News and World Report surveys 456 graduate education schools granting doctoral education degrees. Rankings are compiled based on key indicators including research activity, quality assessment, faculty resources and student selectivity. Learn more about the University of South Carolina’s performance in this year’s rankings.  

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