Six Kent State Programs Rank in Top 100 Among Public Institutions in U.S. News 2023 Best Graduate Schools Rankings

U.S. News & World Report ranks six Kent State University programs in the top 100 among public institutions in its 2023 edition of Best Graduate Schools. Among the top 100 public institution programs, Kent State is recognized in the Best Nursing Schools: Master’s Programs, Best Education Schools, Best Mathematics Programs, Best Psychology Schools, Best Public Health Programs and Best Physics Schools rankings. Kent State is also recognized in an additional five new national rankings, bringing the total of Kent State programs recognized in the U.S. News 2023 Best Graduate Schools rankings to 11.

Kent State’s Master of Science in Nursing program rated as the university’s highest-ranked program in the 2023 edition of Best Graduate Schools. Kent State ranks No. 38 among the nation’s public institutions on the Best Nursing Schools: Master’s Programs list, jumping up an impressive 23 spots compared to last year. Kent State’s ranking makes it the highest-ranked public institution in northern Ohio for this program. 

Kent State’s Master of Science in Nursing program thoroughly prepares registered nurses for roles in advanced practice, education, research and healthcare administration. Students develop a strong foundation for further postgraduate and doctoral-level study in nursing, with the College of Nursing helping them during every step of their education and professional practice. 

“It is inspiring that Kent State’s College of Nursing continues to climb in national rankings during these unprecedented times,” said Versie Johnson-Mallard, Ph.D., dean and Henderson Memorial Endowed Chair of Kent State’s College of Nursing. “Our nurses who are working at the bedside know the value of the excellence found in our graduate nursing programs.”  

Kent State’s graduate education program also moved up on the 2023 Best Education Schools list, ranking at No. 78 among public institutions in the country. This ranking makes Kent State’s program the highest-ranking graduate education school in northern Ohio.

Kent State’s College of Education, Health and Human Services currently offers 25 master’s programs and 14 doctoral programs, including Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Education degrees. The breadth of these offerings, coupled with faculty expertise and experience in research and teaching, makes the college an ideal place to pursue graduate study in the disciplines related to education as well as health and human services.

“We are thrilled that the College of Education, Health and Human Services has been ranked as top 100 in the U.S. News & World Report list of best graduate schools of education,” said James Hannon, Ph.D., dean of Kent State’s College of Education, Health and Human Services. “Our college is consistently ranked as one of the best in the U.S. This comes as no surprise considering that our college consistently strives to offer up-to-date and relevant programs for our students. This recognition is a wonderful acknowledgment of the hard work, quality and reputation of our programs, faculty, staff and students.”

In addition to Best Nursing Schools: Master’s Programs and Best Education Schools, Kent State is named in the top 100 among public institutions in the Best Mathematics Programs, Best Psychology Schools, Best Public Health Programs and Best Physics Schools rankings. Kent State’s mathematics and physics programs are the highest-ranked programs at a public university in northern Ohio, and Kent State’s psychology and public health programs are the highest-ranked programs at a public university in Northeast Ohio.

In the new national rankings of Best Graduate Schools, Kent State is also recognized on the Best Earth Sciences Programs, Best Computer Science Schools, Best Public Affairs Programs, Best Chemistry Programs and Best Biological Sciences Programs lists. Kent State’s program in earth sciences is the highest-ranked program at a public university in northern Ohio, and Kent State’s program in computer science is the highest-ranked program at a public university in northern Ohio.

U.S. News collects graduate school data annually to present the most current figures on enrollment, job placement, faculty and other critical quality indicators that help prospective students compare institutions as they weigh their options and ultimately decide which school best fits their needs. For more information about the U.S. News 2023 rankings of Best Graduate Schools, visit www.usnews.com/grad

For more information about graduate programs at Kent State, visit www.kent.edu/graduatestudies.

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POSTED: Monday, April 11, 2022 - 2:28pm
UPDATED: Monday, April 11, 2022 - 2:37pm
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