IU, Purdue ranked among best for graduate programs
U.S. News & World Report has released its list of the 2023-24 Best Graduate Schools, and Indiana institutions brought home their fair share of recognition. The annual list is designed for prospective students looking to further their education beyond an undergraduate degree, evaluating graduate programs in business, education, engineering, nursing and science.
The publication says this year’s rankings place greater emphasis on the results that education can bring and decreased its weighted grades based on reputation.
“With outcome measures outweighing reputation, schools are able to demonstrate their value by having strong outcome performance,” stated U.S. News & World Report.
Purdue University was ranked No. 4 among all national schools for their engineering school for those pursuing graduate degrees. The category was led by MIT, Stanford, and the University of California-Berkeley.
The Indiana University Kelley School of Business was ranked No. 22 among the best business schools for graduate programs, followed by the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame at No. 30.
The publication says its best business schools rankings compare full-time MBA programs on their career placement success, student excellence and qualitative assessments by experts.
“Students face tough choices when it comes to the value of their graduate education – especially as many invest a lot of time and money in their schooling,” said LaMont Jones, senior editor of education at U.S. News. “This year, our rankings prioritize output measures of academic quality – allowing students to gauge how well an institution succeeds in its mission of preparing its graduates for professional life.
IU also received a top ranking for the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, which received a No. 1 ranking for the best public affairs graduate program in the U.S.
Click here to examine the list for other Indiana schools that were ranked in a variety of programs.