We're Number One!
In its annual rankings, released on March 30, U.S.News and World Report magazine named Teachers College the nation's top graduate school of education. "We're delighted to be ranked number one," said TC President Susan Fuhrman. "I'm tremendously proud of all the hard work and wonderful accomplishments that have brought us a stellar reputation, and am absolutely committed to continuing and enhancing it."
The U.S. News rankings, contained in the March 30, 2007 issue headlined "America's Best Graduate Schools", are based on two types of data: the opinions of experts in the field about program quality and a range of statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research and students. For the education index, the experts were divided into two groups: graduate school peers and superintendents.
The statistics underscore TC's ability to achieve top quality while also maintaining a much larger and more academically diverse program than most other schools of education. In addition to topping the list for the amount of funded research (at $37.5 million), TC awarded 231 doctorates in 2006, nearly 40 percent more than the next-largest program on the list.
TC moved up from the number two ranking last year. Stanford's Graduate School of Education was ranked second this year, followed by Harvard and Peabody (Vanderbilt) in a tie for third.