U.S. News Ranks Several University of Scranton Graduate Programs among Nation’s Best

Mar 14, 2017

U.S. News & World Report ranked The University of Scranton’s MBA program among the nation’s “Best Graduate Schools” in the 2018 edition of the guidebook, which became available online March 14. In addition, several of Scranton’s master’s degree programs were among a complete list of graduate school rankings exclusively published online by U.S. News. Only a selection of the rankings will be included in the printed version of the guidebook that will be published April 11.

Scranton’s graduate programs ranked U.S. News on its website, include: rehabilitation counseling (24); healthcare management (42); physical therapy (53); occupational therapy (58); nurse anesthesia (65); part-time MBA program (122) and nursing (155).

For the rankings, U.S. News uses data gathered by surveys of university faculty and administrators, and for some programs, professionals who hire recent graduates, to assess the quality of programs. U.S. News also uses statistical data such as faculty student ratios and student test scores in its ranking of the “Best Graduate Schools.”

Earlier this year, U.S. News’ “Best Online Programs” publication ranked the University’s online graduate MBA program No. 91 and its online graduate program in education No. 113 in the nation.

All of the University’s graduate programs hold the highest national accreditation within each discipline.

In undergraduate rankings published online and in print by U.S. News, Scranton has ranked as one of the top 10 “Best Regional Universities in the North” for 23 consecutive years, ranking No. 6 in the 2017 edition of the “Best Colleges” guidebook. U.S. News also ranked the University as a “best value” and ranked Scranton No. 2 in its category for “2017 Best Colleges for Veterans.” U.S. News ranked Scranton’s programs in entrepreneurship No. 13, finance ranked No. 16 and accounting No. 20 in the country and recognized Scranton’s Service Learning program among the nation’s “Academic Programs to Look For.”

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