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Five CCNY Graduate Programs Ranked among the Nation’s Best

Five graduate programs at CCNY have been ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Five master’s programs at The City College of New York have been listed among the top in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools 2016” rankings released today. 

Two of the programs, public service management, the MPA program in City College’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, and fine arts, which is offered by theDivision of Humanities and the Arts, are both ranked in the top one hundred nationally.  

The Colin Powell School’s psychology and clinical psychology programs also earned national recognition, along with theGrove School of Engineering’s graduate offerings.  

Each year, U.S. News ranks professional school programs in business, education, engineering, law and medicine. This year, it introduced its first annual expanded ranking of master’s programs in nursing. The rankings 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 come from statistical surveys sent to administrators at nearly 1,900 graduate programs and from reputation surveys sent to more than 13,700 academics and professionals in the disciplines. The surveys were conducted during the fall of 2014 and in early 2015.

This is the latest recognition of City College’s academic credentials by U.S. News & World Report. In fall 2014, the publication named CCNY the number one Regional University in the North for racial and ethnic diversity in its 2015 rankings. The college was cited for offering the most enriching learning experiences where "students are most likely to encounter undergraduates from a different ethnic group from their own." Overall, City College was ranked #65 among 620 Regional Universities in the North.

In addition, CCNY was hailed by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs last month for being a co-leader nationally in producing the most 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Scholars, while The Princeton Review named the 168-year-old institution one of the nation’s “Best Value” colleges and universities and applauded its “astonishingly” low cost, strong connection to research and rigorous academic programs.

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; the School of Education; the Grove School of Engineering; the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.



Jay Mwamba
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