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SEVERAL K-STATE GRADUATE PROGRAMS RANKED AMONG NATION'S TOP 100 BY U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT

 

U.S. News and World Report has ranked several K-State graduate programs among the nation's top 100.

The new list includes the following K-State graduate programs and their rankings: statistics, 62; education, 79; chemistry, 83; physics, 85; mathematics, 89; history, 92; computer science, 99; and biological sciences, 100. K-State's graduate programs in engineering were also ranked 99th in the nation.

In March K-State president Kirk Schulz outlined a plan to bring K-State to prominence as a top 50 public research university over the next 15 years. The K-State 2025 plan was inspired by Gov. Mark Parkinson's challenge for a Kansas university to be among the nation's top 50.

Eight metrics will be used to determine both K-State's current ranking and to measure progress against the top 50 goal. Those metrics include total research and development expenditures, total endowment, number of national academy members, number of faculty awards, number of doctorates granted annually, freshman-to-sophomore retention rate, six-year graduation rate and percent of undergraduate students involved in research.

U.S. News and World Report recently released its 2010 rankings for the best graduate schools in business, education, engineering, law, medicine and in other areas.