Schools and Colleges Stack Up Well in Rankings

The Bourns College of Engineering improves its overall ranking and its environmental and electrical engineering programs make big jumps

Several colleges and schools at UC Riverside fared well in the recent U.S. News & World Report rankings of graduate schools

Several colleges and schools at UC Riverside fared well in the recent U.S. News & World Report rankings of graduate schools

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) —  Schools and colleges at the University of California, Riverside fared well in the recently released  U.S News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools report.

The Bourns College of Engineering improved from 66th to 64th place. Its electrical engineering program jumped from 75th to 62nd, the environmental engineering program improved from 47th to 41st, and, in its first year being ranked, the bioengineering program came in at 51st.

“The increase in rankings is good news for the college and UCR, which is due to the hard work and dedication of our faculty,” said Mark Matsumoto, associate dean of research and graduate education.

The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, which is housed in the School of Business Administration, was ranked 97th out of 441 schools. U.S. News & World Report only ranks the top 100. This is the first time SoBA’s graduate school has been ranked.

“This is an important milestone,” said Yunzeng Wang, interim dean of the business school. “For AGSM to jump from being unranked to the top 100 is quite a coup. It is a testimony that our efforts towards quality in teaching and research are paying off. We are proud of this great accomplishment, and are thankful for the combined efforts of our faculty, staff, students and partners for making this happen.”

The Graduate School of Education placed 67th, down one spot from last year’s ranking.

Despite that, Doug Mitchell, interim dean of the school, was encouraged. He noted that the school is home to three prestigious scholarly journals and that three professors hold endowed chairs.

He also said the school’s programs – education, society & culture; educational psychology; higher education; school psychology and special education – are particularly successful in encouraging underrepresented minority students to seek out UCR for advanced degrees.  Forty three percent of teacher education candidates are from underrepresented groups and 24 percent of masters and doctoral degree students are from these groups.

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