Three UT graduate schools ranked in the top 30

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Cleveland State University's law school rose in the annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report while rankings for law schools at Case Western Reserve University and the University of Akron dropped.

The college's clinical education program was ranked at No. 31 in a five-way tie with Loyola University at New Orleans, Boston University, University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin at Madison. The Darla Moore School of Businesses' Professional MBA program ranked 13th among public universities and 22nd overall. The magazine's less-frequent rankings of programs in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities are based exclusively on reputational surveys.

The U.S. News data comes from statistical surveys sent to administrators at more than 2,012 graduate programs and from reputation surveys sent to more than 20,500 academics and professionals in the disciplines. Other specialty areas of environmental law, legal writing, trial advocacy, tax law and the part-time program all ranked among the top 25 in the country. The college's elementary and secondary education programs have held the nation's topmost spots for 24 consecutive years, and secured the top national program in higher education administration for the first time this year.

The U.S. News rankings of 194 law schools fully accredited by the American Bar Association are based on a weighted average of the 12 measures of quality described below.

For the Best Nursing Schools rankings, U.S. News surveyed the 552 nursing schools with master's or doctoral programs accredited in late summer 2017 by either the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

MSU's nuclear physics graduate program also maintained the No. 1 ranking in its category.

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As a whole, U.S. News ranked the College of Education and Health Professions graduate programs as the No. 36 school of education among public institutions and No. 46 overall.

"I am delighted with the recent news that our graduate programs have moved up the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings", said Judith McFetridge-Durdle, dean of the College of Nursing. "Most importantly, we continue to be very proud of our 'Nole Nurses who strive to make a difference every day in the lives of others".

Several other colleges are in the top 50 among public institutions: the College of Law is 34th, the College of Nursing is 40th, and the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences is 48th.

Rankings of doctoral programs in the sciences are based exclusively on the results of surveys sent to academics in biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, earth sciences, mathematics, physics and statistics.

"Our efforts to recruit high-caliber students and top faculty, create outstanding learning experiences, and provide quality career development are paying off", said Paul Tesluk, dean of the UB School of Management. Both programs improved on standings that were originally issued in 2014.