TC Ranks Four in US News and World Report
In one of the most competitive of US News and World Reports rankings in the last several years, four major schools of education were separated by 5 points for the lead rankings. Stanford University was rated number one (100), Harvard and UCLA were ranked two (96), and Teachers College was ranked number four (95).
In the "specialties" ranking, which is assessed by education school deans, TC was ranked five with Stanford in Education/Supervision. In Curriculum/Instruction TC was ranked three. In Educational Psychology it was ranked ten. In Education Policy, TC was ranked four while Stanford was ranked one and Harvard two. In Elementary Education TC was ranked 4, behind Ohio State-Columbus and University of Wisconsin-Madison, which were both ranked as 2. In secondary education we rated six. In Higher Education Administration TC ranked nine and Stanford was five and Harvard six.
Gayle Garrett, US News methodologist and one of the lead organizers of the rankings, spoke about the narrow margins between schools. "When all data was run through the education schools--research ranking model there was just a hair's breath of difference between Harvard, UCLA and Teachers College. The jump that UCLA made as compared with last year's results is due mostly to the big increase in funded research--from $20.3 to $29.8 millions-- and the consequent jump in the average per faculty member--from $594.2 to $876.9 thousands. The $29.8 million was also the largest amount of research funding reported by any education school."
She also noted that "Teachers College received the highest rating--4.7 out of a possible 5.0--of any education school in our survey of school superintendents. Only Stanford, of all the schools ranked, was able to match it."
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Published Wednesday, Jun. 26, 2002