University Earns High Ranking for Education Programs

University ranks in top third of nationwide list

U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 edition of Best Graduate Schools has ranked Montclair State University as one of the nation’s “Best Education Schools.”

“I am pleased that Montclair State continues to be recognized as a national leader in the preparation of teachers and other education professionals,” said Tamara Lucas, acting dean of the University’s College of Education and Human Services. “This ranking, along with other national honors bestowed on the College, reflects the high-quality work of our faculty, staff and students.”

Each year, U.S. News & World Report provides independent assessments of the country’s top professional school programs in education, basing its ratings on a combination of expert opinions of program excellence and statistical data that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students.

In the 2016 edition of Best Graduate Schools, the University earned a ranking of 110 to place among the top 30 percent of the nation’s education schools. It marks a third year of improvement in the rankings by Montclair State. Last year, it was rated 135 and, in 2014, it ranked 149.

“This steady progress is especially gratifying as it represents Montclair State’s abiding commitment to excellence and innovation in the field of education,” said Joan Ficke, dean of The Graduate School at Montclair State.

This year’s rankings were based on a U.S. News & World Report survey of graduate education programs at 357 schools granting doctoral degrees in education that was conducted in fall 2014 and at the beginning of 2015.