UCLA Department of Education Ranked Third in U.S. News and World Ratings of Graduate Programs

Department is top-rated in among public colleges and universities working to advance the study and practice of education.

The department of education at the UCLA School of Education and Information Studies ranks third among graduate education programs at U.S. colleges and universities and is the top-rated graduate education program in the nation among public institutions, according to the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings released March 30, 2021.

“We greatly appreciate the recognition by U.S. News & World Report and are very pleased to be included among the top colleges and universities working to advance the study and practice of education in our nation and across the globe,” said Christina Christie, Wasserman Dean of the UCLA School of Education and Information Studies.  “It is an important tribute to our students, staff and faculty, who even amid the COVID-19 pandemic have continued the pursuit of excellence in education.

“Our real strength lies in the Department’s talent and diversity, and commitment to furthering educational opportunity as a means to confronting racism, social and economic inequities, and achieving social justice.”

The research and scholarship of the UCLA Department of Education is intently focused on issues of race, equity, access and quality facing K-12 and higher education and attracts a diverse range of students who care deeply about improving the quality of education in their communities and across the globe. The department is known as a leader in the study and practice of urban education, student testing and assessment, higher education administration, teacher and continuing education and development, and early childhood development. In 2020, the department added an undergraduate education program, offering a major in education and social transformation.

The U.S News & World Report ranking on graduate schools also recognized UCLA’s Department of Information Studies, rating the department fourteenth nationally (tied with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Drexel University). 

“From the exploration of the internet and the impact of social media to the challenges of digital librarianship, our information studies department is doing groundbreaking work,” Dean Christie said. “And, we are celebrating the work and efforts in our Archives and Preservation focus area, which U.S. News & World Report has ranked second in the nation.”

The U.S News and World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings and data are posted at www.usnews.com/grad