Binghamton University graduate programs ranked among best in nation by U.S. News – Binghamton News


Several of Binghamton University’s graduate programs placed prominently on this year’s prestigious U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools list.

This year’s highlights include business and pharmacy programs cracking the top 100; and three programs from the College of Community and Public Affairs.

“I’m happy to see so many Binghamton graduate programs recognized on this well-respected list,” said President Harvey Stenger. “These are top-tier programs that provide students with the knowledge and preparation they need to become experts in their fields, and this ranking affirms that.”

Each year, U.S. News ranks graduate programs based on business, education, law, nursing and other fields; more than 80 programs were ranked this year. Rankings are based on statistical surveys of programs and reputation surveys sent to academics and professionals. Some programs are ranked by a unique methodology. For example, business rankings compare full-time MBA programs on “career placement success, student excellence and qualitative assessments by experts.”

Rankings for 12 of the disciplines this year are based on surveys from academic leaders at peer institutions. Highlights from this year’s rankings include:

  • The College of Community and Public Affairs saw its public administration program jump from #72 to #65; social work was ranked #77 and education was ranked #130.
  • The School of Management jumped from #104 to #90 for business, reaching the top 100 for the first time.
  • The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences was tied for #95 for pharmacy.
  • Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science saw its computer science program jump from #105 to #96.
  • Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences was ranked #102 for nursing and #159 for occupational therapy.

“That several programs across a wide variety of disciplines were named to this year’s list speaks to the strength of our graduate offerings and the breadth of knowledge the University has to offer,” said Provost Donald Hall. “We’re ready to train tomorrow’s healthcare workers, scientists, engineers and leaders across society.”

Not every graduate program is ranked annually by U.S. News; here is a list of other Binghamton programs that have been previously recognized:

A full list of the University’s U.S. News & World Report graduate program rankings can be found online.

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