Penn GSE once again ranked #1 in U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Education Schools

March 29, 2022
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For the second year in a row, Penn’s Graduate School of Education sits atop the U.S. News & World Report’s rankings for graduate schools of education. After tying for the #1 spot last year, Penn GSE has now moved into sole occupancy of the top spot.

“To be ranked in the top position for the second year in a row is an honor, and I simply could not be more proud of the exemplary work being done by Penn GSE’s faculty, staff and students — especially over the turbulence of the past two years,” said Penn GSE Dean Pam Grossman. “This ranking speaks to the passion and resilience of our community and our efforts to ensure that access to a quality education should be available to everyone.”

This marks Penn GSE’s seventh consecutive year in the top five. This year also marked the 15th in a row that Penn GSE’s leadership in education policy and higher education were reflected by top-10 positions in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, as the Education Policy Division was once again ranked #5 and the Higher Education Division entered a two-way tie for #4 in their respective categories.

Penn GSE’s excellence was also highlighted through rankings in Curriculum and Instruction (fourth year in a row), Education Administration (fifth year in a row), and Elementary Teacher Education (second time in three years).

Penn GSE prides itself on being deeply rooted in a tripartite mission to transform education, prepare teachers and educational leaders, and innovate locally, nationally, and globally. It is an Ivy League School committed not only to groundbreaking research, but also to linking theory and practice in the interest of solving real-world problems. Its faculty and alumni are routinely recognized as some of the world’s most influential leaders in the field of education.

Students at Penn GSE are given the opportunity to work directly with some of the field’s most recognized scholars. Featuring a wide array of programs and degrees, the school offers brilliant students and scholars from around the world the training, tools, and practical experience they need to help create the future of learning.

Penn GSE alumni include educational leaders across the globe. The school is represented by more than 18,000 alumni in nearly 100 countries. Together, these dedicated individuals work to forge a better future for children and for our world.