March 15, 2011

UW grad programs among best in nation, according to U.S. News

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U.S. News 2012 grad school rankings

The University of Washington has been ranked first among primary-care medical schools in the country for the 18th consecutive year, according to annual rankings of graduate and professional programs provided March 15 by U.S. News & World Report. The School of Nursing also retained its top ranking for the 27th year.

The UW School of Nursings masters program tied for No. 1 with Johns Hopkins and the University of Pennsylvania.  The School of Nursing’s program has been tops in the nation since 1984. The masters/doctorate programs in the UW School of Public Health tied for sixth with Emory University.

The UW School of Medicine ranked ninth among research medical schools. It ranked second in the nation, and first among public medical schools, in U.S. News & World Reports calculations of National Institutes of Health federal research grants.

U.S. News reports the UW medical school as receiving $717.8 million in NIH funding in fiscal year 2010.  Academic specialties ranked in the top ten for the quality of teaching medical students were: family medicine (first for 20th year in a row), rural medicine (first for 20th year in a row), AIDS (fifth), geriatrics (tied with Harvard at fifth), internal medicine (eighth) and pediatrics (eighth).  The medical schools MEDEX program for training physician assistants tied for eighth with University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center–Dallas and University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Newark.

The UW School of Nursing graduate student specialty programs ranked in the top 10 were: community/public health (tied at first with Johns Hopkins University), adult nurse practitioner (tied for second with University of California-San Francisco), family nurse practitioner (second), pediatric nurse practitioner (third), and psychiatric/mental health (tied at ninth with Vanderbilt University).  The UW College of Engineering and School of Medicine’s biomedical/bioengineering graduate student program was ranked fifth.

The UW graduate program in computer science ranked seventh, with the specialty program in artificial intelligence ranked sixth, the specialty program in systems ranked fifth, and the specialty program in theory ranked eighth.

The College of Education’s graduate program was tied for ninth with the University of Michigan and University of Wisconsin. Specialty programs in the college ranked in the top 10 were: administration/supervision (tied for 10th with the University of Southern California), curriculum/instruction (ninth), elementary education (fifth), secondary education (ninth), and special education (tied for seventh with the University of Illinois).