RECOGNIZING ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

By Janelle Hanson, communications specialist, University Marketing & Communications

The 2019 rankings for U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” are out. Professional university programs in business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing, including specialties found in each college, receive a rank each year from U.S. News.

Other programs are ranked every few years.

Here’s how the U performed:

  • David Eccles School of Business
    • Full-time MBA jumps 13 spots from No. 57 coming in at No. 44
    • Part-time MBA leaps from a seven-way tie for 108th place to No. 60, a staggering 48-spots
    • Entrepreneurship landing 24th
  • College of Social Work, last ranked in 2016, lands at 38th, rising 15 spots
  • School of Medicine
    • Medical primary care climbs eight spots from the 2018 rankings to 26th
    • Medical research ranks 41st
  • College of Education jumps eight spots, coming in at 58th.
  • College of Nursing moves up a spot to No. 30
    • Doctor of nursing practice moves up three spots, clinching No. 19
    • Nursing informatics ranks 6th
    • Midwifery comes in at No. 9
  • College of Engineering slides into No. 58, up two spots from 2018
    • Mechanical engineering jumps 13 spots, landing 66th place
    • Electrical/electronic/communications engineering rises 10 spots to No. 55
    • Computer Science ranks 43rd
    • Computer engineering moves up six spots into 49th
    • Civil engineering is up three spots up to 67th
    • Biomedical engineering/bioengineering ranks 38th
    • Chemical engineering ranks 61st
    • Materials engineering comes in at No. 64
  • The S.J. Quinney College of Law ranks 54th
    • Environmental law holds steady at No. 9
  • College of Mines and Earth Sciences
    • Earth Sciences moves up one spot from 2014 rankings into 41st
  • College of Science
    • Biology ranks 62nd
    • Chemistry rises two spots from 2014 rankings to land at No. 32
    • Organic Chemistry ranks 18th
    • Mathematics ranks 34th
    • Algebra/Number Theory/Algebraic Geometry ranks 12th
    • Physics, last ranked in 2014, jumps four sports from No. 65 to No. 61
  • Public Affairs comes in at 72nd
  • College of Health
    • Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders (Audiology) ranks 48th.
    • Division of Occupational Therapy comes in at No. 44
    • Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders (Speech Lang Pathology) lands at 30th
    • Physical Therapy ranks 20th
  • College of Pharmacy ranks No. 17
  • Social Sciences & Humanities
    • Department of Sociology lands at 71st place
    • Department of Psychology ranks 75th
    • Political Science Department comes in at 89th
    • Department of History ranks No. 98
    • English Department lands at No. 60
    • Department of Economics ranks 83rd
  • College of Fine Arts ranks 131st

The rankings are based on a number of factors including expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a university’s students, faculty and research.

This year, the rankings will also be featured in the “Best Business Schools 2019” guidebook.

To see the full list of rankings, visit usnews.com/best-graduate-schools.