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USF College of Education


BRADENTON -- The University of South Florida College of Education is one of the nation's top graduate schools of education according to the U.S. News & World Report rankings. The magazine has named the College to its 2014 list of America’s Best Graduate Schools list for the 10th consecutive year, with a ranking of 81st overall. The College is ranked 52nd in funded research.

The rankings were based on the following quality measures: peer assessment scores, superintendent assessment scores, 2012 mean GRE scores of doctoral students, 2012 doctoral acceptance rates, 2012 doctoral student/faculty ratios, doctoral degrees granted per faculty in 2011-2012, 2012 funded research dollars, 2012 funded research per full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty member, and total graduate education enrollment in 2012.More on the methodologies can be found here.

The courtyard at USF Sarasota Manatee

“We are pleased to be ranked among the best in the country,” stated Harold Keller, Ph.D., dean of the USF College of Education. “Our faculty, staff, and students are what make the high quality of our graduate programs nationally recognized,” Keller added.

According to U.S. News & World Report, the USF College of Education was tied with Ball State University, Brigham Young, University, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, the University of Alabama, the University of California – Santa Cruz, and the University of Colorado – Denver.

U.S. News & World Report recently ranked USF’s online graduate programs in education among the nation’s best, with honor roll status, for the second year in a row.

The USF College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and is fully approved by the Florida Department of Education. The USF College of Education is the 9th largest public college of education in the nation. For more information about the USF College of Education, visit: www.coedu.usf.edu or iTunes.usf.edu.

USF is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research universities, a distinction attained by only 2.2 percent of all universities. It ranks 50th in the nation for federal expenditures in research and total expenditures in research among all U.S. universities, public or private, according to the National Science Foundation. The USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion, an annual economic impact of $3.7 billion, and serves 47,000 students in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland.


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