CCNY offers some of the best graduate programs in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2022 rankings.
The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering is now ranked #127 among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools. The only public school of engineering in the metropolitan area climbs two places this year on the list of 221 elite graduate engineering programs on the 2022 U.S. News rankings released today.
U.S. News also ranks five other City College programs among the best nationally. The physician assistant program in the CUNY School of Medicine at City College remains at #46; fine arts in the Division of Humanities and the Arts is [#64]; and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership offerings clinical psychology [#101], public affairs [# 123] and psychology [#148] also rank highly.
Each year, U.S. News ranks professional school programs in business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing, including specialties in each area.
The Best Graduate Schools rankings in these areas are based on two types of data: expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research and students.
The data for the rankings in all six disciplines came from statistical surveys of more than 2,125 programs and from reputation surveys sent to more than 23,000 academics and professionals, conducted in fall 2020 and early 2021. Click here to read the complete methodology.
U.S. News’ 2022 Best Graduate Schools rankings continue the newspaper’s recognition of CCNY’s academic quality. In its 2021 Best Colleges rankings released last fall, City College jumped 52 places, with top performances in several categories including social mobility (#17) and undergraduate teaching (#61). CCNY was #176 overall among an elite pool of 389 institutions that made the final cut in the 2021 rankings.
Globally, CCNY is ranked #653 among the Best Global Universities, #659 in engineering and #509 in physics. U.S. News ranks schools in this category according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.
About the City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high-quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its position at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index. This measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles. In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.8% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. Labor analytics firm Emsi puts at $1.9 billion CCNY’s annual economic impact on the regional economy (5 boroughs and 5 adjacent counties) and quantifies the “for dollar” return on investment to students, taxpayers and society. At City College, more than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself. View CCNY Media Kit.