UB's College of Public Affairs Reaches Top 25 Percent in Latest U.S. News National Rankings for Graduate Programs
March 20, 2018
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The University of Baltimore's College of Public Affairs has climbed into the top 25 percent of all public affairs institutions in the United States in the latest graduate-school rankings by U.S. News & World Report. The college is now tied for #64 with several other institutions. The 2019 edition of the rankings, released on March 20, marks the first time since 2016 that the category of public affairs was reviewed by the publication. That year, UB's Master of Public Administration program was ranked #68.
The new College of Public Affairs ranking shows a rise of four spots among 282 institutions, placing UB in the top 23 percent of public affairs graduate schools and programs nationally. UB tied with Brown University, Claremont Graduate University, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, the University of Texas-Dallas, the University of California-San Diego, Pepperdine University, and Florida International University.
"Moving up is extraordinary and I want to thank our faculty and staff for helping us to realize this achievement," said Roger Hartley, dean of the CPA. "The institutions we tied with are a mix of Carnegie Research 1s and prestigious private schools. Clearly, they outpace us when it comes to resources. But we are now quite visible among our colleagues, and are offering programs that are highly competitive and relevant to the field. We're showing that when you're small but you do great work, you can become a nationally renowned institution in public affairs."
The full rankings, data and methodologies can be found here.
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The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.