Grad Schools Fare Well in National Rankings

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Several universities in the state appear on the annual best graduate schools rankings from U.S. News & World Report. The national publication analyzes programs including business, education, engineering, medicine and law. The lists of major categories include schools at Indiana University, University of Notre Dame, Purdue University, IUPUI, Ball State University, Indiana State University and IPFW.

Butler University ranks in the top 100 of part-time MBA programs.

Schools in the state appear in the following major categories:

Best Business Schools

21. Indiana University Kelley School of Business

23. University of Notre Dame Mendoza School of Business

40. Purdue University Krannert School of Management

Best Education Schools

25. Indiana University

38. Purdue University

86. Ball State University

126. Indiana State University

Best Engineering Schools

8. Purdue University

46. University of Notre Dame

102. IUPUI

Best Law Schools

26. University of Notre Dame

29. Indiana University Mauer School of Law

87. Indiana University McKinney School of Law

Best Medical Research Schools

46. Indiana University School of Medicine

Best Primary Care Medical Schools

18. Indiana University School of Medicine

Best Public Affairs Schools

2. Indiana University

59. IUPUI

149(t). Indiana State University

149(t). IPFW

Best Fine Arts Schools

36. Indiana University

45. Herron School of Art and Design (Indianapolis)

114. University of Notre Dame

127. Indiana State University

Source: U.S. News & World Report

March 11, 2014

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Butler University's part-time MBA program ranks 72nd in U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools, 2015 Edition. This is the third consecutive year Butler has been on the list of the nation’s top 125 part-time MBA programs.

Rankings are based on five factors: average peer assessment score; average GMAT score of student's entering in fall 2013; average undergraduate GPA; work experience; and the percentage of the school's fall 2013 part-time enrollment.

The average peer assessment score - which accounts for 50 percent of a school's overall score - is calculated from a fall 2011 survey that asks business school deans and MBA program directors at each of the nation’s 310 part-time MBA programs to rate the programs on a 5-point scale.

College of Business Dean Chuck Williams said the ongoing national recognition can be credited to graduate faculty's efforts to connect theory with actual business practice. "Working with area executives, our MBA faculty incorporate relevant, real business experiences into courses - activities such as our one-day immersion Gateway Experience and our FirstPerson Board Fellows program, which places our graduate students on the boards of local non-profit organizations."

Butler's part-time MBA program combines evening classes with accelerated and weekend sessions; it offers concentrations in finance, international business, leadership, and marketing. Learn more at http://www.butler.edu/business-mba/.

About Butler University

Challenging and enabling students to meet their personal and professional goals has guided Butler University since 1855. Today, Butler is a nationally recognized comprehensive university that blends the liberal arts with first-rate pre-professional programs. It seeks to prepare each graduate not simply to make a living but to make a life of purpose, in which personal flourishing is intertwined with the welfare of others. Butler is known for its vibrant campus, superior academics and dedicated faculty. The University enrolls more than 4,400 undergraduate and graduate students in six academic colleges: Business, Communication, Education, Fine Arts, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Located just six miles from downtown Indianapolis, Butler’s urban setting affords students internship opportunities that provide excellent graduate school and career preparation.

Source: Butler University

March 11, 2014

News Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. News & World Report, publisher of the Best Colleges rankings, today released highlights of the 2015 Best Graduate Schools online at www.usnews.com/grad. The 2015 edition includes rankings for five of the largest professional graduate school disciplines – business, law, education, engineering and medicine – as well as specialty rankings within each discipline.

This year, the Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania climbed from third place to tie with Harvard University and Stanford University as the best full-time MBA programs in the country. Among part-time MBA programs, the Haas School of Business at University of California - Berkeley came in at No. 1.

In the law school rankings, Yale University and Harvard once again claimed the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, respectively. For the first time since the 2010 edition of Best Graduate Schools, Duke University’s School of Law joined the top 10 schools, sharing the No. 10 spot with University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. In a repeat from last year, Harvard is the No. 1 medical school for research, with Stanford following at No. 2.

The Best Graduate Schools rankings also offer new data on programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the so-called STEM fields, including peer assessment-only rankings of a variety of engineering specialties and Ph.D. programs in biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, earth sciences, mathematics, physics and statistics.

"A graduate degree is a major investment of both time and money," said Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News & World Report. "Our Best Graduate Schools rankings are designed to help prospective students research and identify the right programs to pursue in their field of interest."

Graduate schools in the five main disciplines ranked annually are evaluated on standardized test scores of newly enrolled students, expert opinions on program quality, acceptance rates and many other criteria. Because each graduate program is different, the rankings methodology varies across disciplines.

The complete version of the new Best Graduate Schools rankings, which include the full data with extended rankings, will be available online only through the U.S. News Graduate School Compass. To learn more about the U.S. News Graduate School Compass or to order a copy of the "Best Graduate Schools 2015" guidebook, visit the online U.S. News Store. For more information about Best Graduate Schools, visit www.usnews.com/grad or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

For full list of rankings, visit www.usnews.com/grad

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Source: U.S. News & World Report

News Release

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- U.S. News and World Report has again recognized Indiana University programs in business, law, education, medicine and the sciences in its annual Best Graduate Schools rankings.

The IU Kelley School of Business continued its recent overall upward momentum in various rankings, including a No. 1 ranking by U.S. News of its Kelley Direct online MBA program in January. Two more of its graduate business programs