Penn GSE again #2 in U.S. News & World Report rankings for graduate schools of education

March 27, 2020
Two students walk in front of Penn GSE's building.

Penn’s Graduate School of Education has retained its #2 position in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 rankings for graduate schools of education. The ranking marks the fifth consecutive year Penn GSE has been ranked in the top 5.

U.S. News & World Report highlighted Penn GSE’s strength across a variety of disciplines. For 13 years running, Penn GSE's leadership in the world of education policy has been reflected with top 10 positions – the Education Policy Division was ranked #7 nationally, and the Higher Education Division moved up to #6.

Penn GSE’s teacher education programs were also recognized among the nation’s best. Programs preparing Elementary Education and Secondary Education teachers both made their debuts. The School’s excellence in preparing students to build creativity in the classroom was recognized for the second year in a row with a ranking in Curriculum and Instruction.

And for the third straight year, Penn GSE’s Education Administration programs were highlighted.

Grounded in a commitment to research backed up by over $57 million in funded work, Penn GSE is an Ivy League school committed to finding solutions to the challenges facing education. World-renowned faculty are among the most accomplished in their fields. 

Students have tremendous opportunities to develop tight-knit relationships with education’s leading scholars and participate in cutting-edge research. With some of the most selective doctoral programs in the country, Penn GSE has approximately two doctoral candidates for every faculty member. Master’s students benefit from a rigorous atmosphere that emphasizes real-world applications for every lesson. Penn GSE also offers a range of executive-style degrees that prepare professionals to be thought leaders and innovators in the evolving education landscape.

Current students and graduates have access to career services support through both the University of Pennsylvania and Penn GSE’s own in-house, nationally certified career counselor who specializes in the education marketplace. Graduates join a powerful alumni network that includes teachers and leaders, entrepreneurs, and college presidents.