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Medical School Tops Rankings—Again; Many Graduate Programs Rated Highly Print

The University of Washington has the best primary-care medical school in the country, according to annual rankings of graduate and professional programs by U.S. News & World Report. It is the 13th straight year the school was ranked No. 1. The magazine also listed the medical school as seventh in research.

America’s Best Graduate Schools 2006 Edition, a book published by U.S. News & World Report, released its results in April. Other excellent UW programs—such as the top-ranked School of Nursing—may be missing from the 2006 ranking because the magazine does not rate every graduate or professional program every year.

Continuing a major trend, the College of Education’s ranking rose from 17 to 11. Two years ago, the magazine rated it 31st in the nation.

Other top-10 UW graduate and professional programs newly ranked this year include:

1. Family medicine, law librarianship, rural medicine
2. Nuclear physics
3. Health librarianship, information systems
4. AIDS program, bioengineering, information school
5. Artificial intelligence, digital librarianship
6. Computer systems, internal medicine, programming language, school library media, statistics, women’s health
7. Computer science, geriatrics
8. Microbiology
9. Library services for youth and children
10. Analytical chemistry, computer science theory, pediatrics