UB's College of Public Affairs Sustains National Top-25 Percent Status in Latest U.S. News Rankings; Closes in on Top Schools in Non-Profit Specialization
March 17, 2020
Contact: Office of Government and Public Affairs
The University of Baltimore College of Public Affairs has retained its national top-25 status in the 2021 edition of the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools edition. The college's overall ranking of #65 left it tied with six other schools across the country, including Auburn University, Florida International University, Pepperdine University, the University of California-San Diego, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and the University of Oregon. UB was one of more than 280 schools to be measured by U.S. News in a number of ways, including academic reputation, relevant admission test scores, and other student-facing elements of the program.
The College of Public Affairs also entered the national rankings in the category of Nonprofits Management specialization at the master's degree level. This category considers a school's capabilities in delivering an education for students who want to start working or climb in the nonprofits field. UB placed #26 in this category, tied with the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and just below Duke University and the University of Arizona.
"Our MPA's specialization in Public & Nonprofit Management is ranked highly in that specific category because of the strength of the faculty and an increasing familiarity of students with huge career opportunities in this field," said Roger Hartley, dean of the College of Public Affairs. "More students, more nonprofit leaders, and more of our peer institutions are finding out how effectively we're delivering this education. We're heading in the right direction, and this is the specialization's best appearance yet."
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.