Four Colleges and Schools Receive Top Marks in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

March 13, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — Four colleges and schools at The University of Texas at Austin were ranked in the Top 10 in their areas by U.S. News & World Report, according to the 2013 graduate rankings released March 13.

The College of Education again ranked No. 1 among public institutions and No. 3 nationally. The school’s highly rated departments include educational administration, educational psychology and special education.

The Cockrell School of Engineering retained its No. 8 ranking, with Top 10 rated programs in aerospace, chemical, civil, computer and environmental engineering.

The College of Pharmacy ranked No. 4 and the School of Social Work ranked No. 7. Some programs did not receive new rankings this year, including the sciences and humanities, although their most recent rankings are included in the print and online versions of the magazine.

Other programs ranking in the top 10 in their area this year, include:



17 Comments to "Four Colleges and Schools Receive Top Marks in U.S. News & World Report Rankings"

1.  Ash said on March 13, 2012


2.  lloyd carroll spruce said on March 14, 2012

way to go College of Pharmacy & to Belinda G Lehmkuhle who's given that professional touch to the school's presence.

3.  please edit the story said on March 16, 2012

computer engineering is also in top 10 at # 9. Please include that as well.

4.  kufre idem said on March 20, 2012

thank God for such high standing achievement. Bravo!

5.  Brian M said on March 22, 2012

There is much more information down in the details.
The Information School received a #1 national ranking for its Archives & Preservation program, and #3 for its Law Librarianship program. I wish the release could have done more to celebrate some of the "in the weeds" results, even though I remain generally very skeptical about the value and accuracy of these kinds of rankings, for all the reasons that have been analyzed elsewhere ad nauseum. Neverthless, big kudos to the Longhorn community!

6.  Arlene Virga said on March 22, 2012

Very proud of my sons Alma Mater. Go UT.

7.  Bo said on March 22, 2012

Jackson School of Geosciences is #9 overall in Earth Sciences and dropped to #4 from #3 last year in Geology. Also, gotta love how much aggies brag about their engineering school and they rank 3 behind Texas at #12. Hooked em, again!!!

8.  Anon said on March 22, 2012

Computer Science is at #8.

9.  John James said on March 22, 2012

Computer science is at #8.

10.  Enrique Rodriguez said on March 22, 2012

As a graduate in Chemical Engineering, I`m glad, but not surprised of these rankings, I`ve always known that with such a fine faculty and staff, administrators and students, it culdn`t be any other way

11.  Brunilda Rivera said on March 22, 2012


12.  Luigi said on March 22, 2012

UT is to be congratulated on such fine programs; however, U.S. News rankings are so inherently flawed and so criticized that I think it improper to use the rankings for advertising purposes.

13.  Cecilia Packheiser said on March 22, 2012

Congratulations! In particular to the faculty and students of Cockrell School of Engineering, you might be # 8 to the rest but you are #1 to me!

14.  Dr. Jerry Guss said on March 22, 2012

Very impressive. keep up the good work.

15.  Danny Yiu. said on March 22, 2012

I am proud to be a graduate from Accounting!

16.  Tom Cherry said on March 22, 2012

Congratulations to all those listed accomplishments that will enhance the quality of current life.. Now concentrate on biology, chemistry, physics, and math to enhance the quality of future life. GO LONGHORNS.

17.  Belinda Flores said on March 26, 2012

This what makes our degree priceless!