UB's College of Public Affairs Climbs in U.S. News 2016 Rankings
March 23, 2016
Contact: University Relations
The Master of Public Administration program in the University of Baltimore's College of Public Affairs rose to #68 in the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report—a climb of five spots in the rankings since U.S. News last ranked M.P.A.s in 2013. The M.P.A. is in the top 25 percent of all 272 programs of its kind reviewed by the publication.
UB's program tied with its equivalent at Auburn University, Florida International University, UMBC, the University of Texas-Dallas, and several others—a total of nine schools are in the #68 position.
"We are extremely pleased to be ranked by our peers in the top 25 percent of schools of public affairs," said Roger Hartley, dean of the College of Public Affairs. "This increase in our rankings is a testament to the reputation of our faculty, students and alumni. It demonstrates that we have built a terrific college that has caught the attention of leaders in our field."
Last year, the online version of UB's program was ranked #12 in the nation by OnlineColleges.net. The program, both online and in-person, is NASPAA accredited.
Hartley said that improved public understanding of what public administration professionals do, in terms of vital public services such as urban infrastructure improvements and policymaking, is enhancing awareness of UB's 41-year-old program.
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.