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Several OHIO programs recognized in most recent U.S. News Best Graduate School rankings

Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs makes big jump for 2019 rankings


Ohio University once again placed well in a variety of U.S. News and World Reports Best Graduate School Rankings.

The 2019 rankings, released this morning, included 19 OHIO programs in a wide variety of fields. The biggest jump came from the Voinovich School of Public Affairs, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. It went from a tie for 96th in the 2018 rankings to a tie for 77th nationally.

“Ohio University is one of the nation’s premiere institutions and having so many of our schools and programs included in the U.S. News rankings demonstrates that,” Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis said. “Strong leadership across the University has helped us continue to focus on providing a transformative education for our students and enhancing OHIO’s reputation on a world stage.”

The Patton College of Education (tied for 130th nationally) was also included in the rankings. U.S. News also published rankings for the following programs:

  • Industrial/manufacturing/systems engineering, tie for 70th;
  • Social Work, tie for 75th;
  • Physics, tie for 91st;
  • Chemical engineering, tie for 100th;
  • Part-time MBA, tie for 101st;
  • Mathematics, tie for 108th;
  • Civil engineering, tie for 121st;
  • Chemistry, tie for 122nd;
  • Electrical/electronic/communications engineering, tie for 144th;
  • Nursing master’s, tie for 155th;
  • Biological sciences, tie for 190th.

The Russ College of Engineering, and the mechanical engineering, medical research, primary care medicine, and computer science programs were all ranked, but the ranks were not published.

The Best Graduate School rankings are based on expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. The data come from statistical surveys of more than 2,000 programs and from reputation surveys sent to more than 20,000 academics and professionals, conducted in fall 2017 and early 2018.