THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON ALUMNI MAGAZINE
Ranking Puts 41 UW Programs Among Top 10 in the Nation
The University of Washington is No. 1 among primary-care medical schools and nursing schools in the U.S. News & World Report annual rankings of graduate programs and professional schools. In the handbook Best Graduate Schools from U.S. News & World Report, released April 2, more than 40 UW programs and specialties are ranked among the top 10 in the nation.
New to top-10 lists this year are the UW's programs in Asian history and occupational therapy. Many other programs have been ranked in the top-10 for years. This is the tenth year in a row that the medical specialties of family medicine and rural medicine have claimed No. 1 spots.
The rankings are based on surveys conducted this year and in 2000.
This is the eighth straight year that the School of Medicine has been named the top primary-care medical school. In the ranking of research medical schools, Harvard was No. 1 and the UW was No. 11. Academic specialties ranked at the UW medical school were:
In addition to the No. 1 ranking for its nursing schools, nine UW nursing specialties were also ranked:
Other UW graduate programs and academic specialties ranked among the top 20 are:
The rankings are established using such measures as statistical analysis of selected academic attributes and surveys of deans and senior faculty at accredited schools in each discipline.