The college climbed 14 spots in overall ranking, and is now No. 43 of ranked public universities in the US News and World Report 2018 list. This is the highest ranking to date for the college and puts it in the top 3 in the Northwest, the top 3 in the Intermountain West and the top 15 in the West.
The annual rankings consider factors related to reputation of employers, quality of graduate students and programs, faculty research activity and external funding, and peer evaluations. Nearly 400 graduate schools of education were surveyed, with Harvard University and Stanford University claiming the top two spots respectively.
“It is an exciting time to be at Boise State University, as its colleges and programs gain unprecedented national renown. This year’s top 50 distinction among all of the remarkable public graduate schools of education in the country is particularly impressive,” said
Rich Osguthorpe, dean of the College of Education. “The high ranking of the College of Education is a tribute to its outstanding faculty and staff who are committed to providing high-quality educational experiences that attract strong students, all supported by external grant funding that drives creativity and innovation.”
“When people visit the College of Education, they universally comment on the great energy and fabulous people here,” said Keith Thiede, associate dean.
In addition to the College of Education ranking, the Boise State part-time MBA program was ranked one of the best part-time graduate programs in business.