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Kansas State University's education, engineering, veterinary medicine graduate programs named among the nation's best

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


MANHATTAN — Kansas State University's graduate programs in the College of Engineering, College of Education and College of Veterinary Medicine are being recognized as among the best in the nation.

According to the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School rankings for 2016, the university's College of Education is No. 88, up from No. 92 in 2015; College of Engineering is No. 94, up from No. 99 in 2015; and College of Veterinary Medicine is No. 14, up from No. 19 in 2015.

"The U.S. News & World Report rankings confirm that the College of Education, College of Engineering and College of Veterinary Medicine have graduate programs that are respected by our peers and that our graduates are esteemed in their respective fields," said Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz. "These graduate programs advance a culture of excellence and help the university move forward with our goal to become a Top 50 public research university by year 2025."

The rankings are calculated through national surveys, student selectivity, faculty resources and the institutions' research activity.

"The upward movement in the rankings affirms the quality of the graduate programming offered by the K-State College of Education," said Debbie Mercer, dean of the College of Education. "We are proud that people from all professions including educators, military officers, healthcare, business, law enforcement and non-profits are turning to the college to advance their careers and professions."

"It is always exciting to hear of our programs moving up in the rankings of recognized and respected lists," said Darren Dawson, dean of the College of Engineering. "Our graduate programs, supported by outstanding faculty and research projects, are certainly deserving of this."

"The College of Veterinary Medicine has been working on several initiatives to support the 2025 vision for Kansas State University to become a Top 50 public research university," said Ralph Richardson, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. "Our improvement in the rankings reflects efforts such as our dual-degree Doctor of Veterinary Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy program, our growing number of centers of excellence that focus on improving animal and human health, the numerous national and international accomplishments of our faculty, and our commitment to training practicing veterinarians who will be future leaders in the profession."

Written by

Stephanie Jacques
785-532-3452
sjacques@k-state.edu

At a glance

The U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School rankings for 2016, the university's College of Education is No. 88, College of Engineering is No. 94 and College of Veterinary Medicine is No. 14.

Notable quote

"These graduate programs advance a culture of excellence and help the university move forward with our goal to become a Top 50 public research university by year 2025."

— Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz