College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

CEHD Ranks Highly in U.S. News & World Report Graduate Program Rankings, Among Others

April 4, 2019

The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) has recently made a strong showing in a trio of prestigious rankings, each of which uses different metrics to rank schools and programs against others in the U.S.—and in one case, around the world.

In the popular U.S. News & World Report rankings for this year, CEHD’s Graduate School of Education was ranked as the No. 59 education school in the country. That’s a jump of four spots from last year, when the school ranked at No. 63.

“To be listed among the top 60 universities in the country is a great tribute to the work of our faculty as well as the quality of our academic programs,” CEHD Dean Mark Ginsberg said.

CEHD’s Special Education program was ranked No. 16 in the country by U.S. News & World Report for the second year in a row, and the college’s online graduate education program was ranked No. 42.

The university at large—and various colleges within it—also received high marks from the U.S. News & World Report. Twelve graduate programs in total were ranked among the top 50, including the security studies program in the Schar School of Policy and Government, which was ranked No. 2, and the part-time JD program at Mason’s Antonin Scalia Law School, ranked No. 4.

Another ranking organization, College Factual—which uses different metrics to determine its top schools—also placed Mason’s education programs in high regard. According to College Factual’s 2019 undergraduate rankings, George Mason University is No. 7 among the nation’s best Teacher Education Subject Specific colleges.

And one of the most respected ranking organizations in the world, ShanghaiRanking, also put CEHD near the top in its 2018 rankings. ShanghaiRanking ranks schools in quartiles of 25, naming the top 50 schools in order and then placing the following schools in groups of 25. In these rankings, George Mason University’s education programs landed between No. 75 and 100 in the world.

For Ginsberg, it has been great to see such a positive response from various ranking organizations.

“We’re very proud of the rankings, and very proud of the faculty, staff, and students who are continuing to grow the quality of our programs,” Ginsberg said.