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NC State’s College of Education Ranked #30 in U.S. News’ 2024 Best Graduate Schools

2025 US News Rankings

The NC State College of Education is tied at No. 30 in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2025 Best Graduate Schools rankings released April 9, 2024, placing the College of Education among the top 7% in the nation among both public and private universities. That’s an improvement of one spot from last year and an improvement of 29 spots over the past decade.

Among just public colleges of education, NC State’s College of Education tied at No. 12 in the nation. 

For its 2025 edition, U.S. News surveyed 456 schools and ranked them based on research activity (research expenditures and average expenditures per faculty member); quality assessment (peer and educational professional assessments); faculty resources (doctoral degrees granted, faculty-student ratio, faculty with education-related awards or editorships, and doctorates granted-faculty ratio); and acceptance rate. 

As reported by U.S. News, the total research expenditures of the College of Education’s faculty and researchers averaged $31.93 million over fiscal years 2023 and 2022—the most of any college of education in North Carolina and the 24th most in the nation among both public and private universities. The college also awarded more doctoral degrees than any college of education in North Carolina in 2022-2023, and saw improvement in both its peer and educational professional assessments. 

Additionally, in U.S. News’ education specialty category, the college’s educational administration program, or principal preparation program, tied at No. 25 in the nation.

Earlier this year, the College of Education ranked No. 27 in the nation in U.S. News’ 2024 Best Online Master’s in Education Programs rankings announced Feb. 7, 2024. In those same rankings, the College of Education also ranked No. 1 in North Carolina and No. 11 in the nation for online education programs for veterans. 

This post was originally published in College of Education News.

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