College of Education
phone: (208) 885-6772
toll free: (888) 884-3246
fax: (208) 885-6761
875 Perimeter Drive MS3080
Moscow, ID 83844-3080
Phone (208) 667-2588
Toll free (888) 208-2268
Fax (208) 664-1272
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
Phone (208) 334-2999
Toll free (866) 264-7384
Fax (208) 364-4035
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702
National ranking 2011
University of Idaho College of Education Graduate Programs Among the Elite
Story by Cheryl Dudley
MOSCOW, ID—The University of Idaho College of Education has again been ranked as one of the nation’s top 100 graduate schools by U.S. News and World Report. This is the third year in a row that the college has received such high rankings.
“The College of Education continues to be recognized nationally for its strong programs and excellent research and outreach,” said College of Education Dean Cori Mantle-Bromley. “Our high ranking is a credit to our faculty,our outreach program directors and staff, and our students and alumni. We are proud of our work and the students who choose to study with us, and we work hard to deliver excellence in all we do.”
Rankings are based on 16 key measures that capture dimensions of academic quality as defined by U.S. News and World Report. These measures fall under seven broad categories that include peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving, and graduation rate performance. Indicators include input measures that reflect the quality of students, faculty, and other resources used in education, and outcome measures that capture the results of the education an individual receives.
Some of the key measures include superintendent ratings, peer assessments, GRE scores, the percentage of faculty with awards, and total research expenditures. The College’s high rankings reflect the reputation of the college, the quality of research, and the preparedness of its graduates.
The College of Education has 36 full-time faculty members with a 0.8:1 ration for full time doctoral students to full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty. This low student to faculty ratio provides students with specialized learning and research opportunities that are integral in preparing for high-demand jobs in education.
U.S. News rankings provide a tool for those looking for the best education. The website lists information on how to find the best college, tips on how to pay for college, how to apply, and even how to improve college test scores.
“It’s important for those considering graduate school to be mindful of the significant changes being made at graduate programs nationwide as they seek a school that best fits their needs and puts them in place to succeed with their diploma in hand,” says U.S. News. “The U.S. News’s 2012 rankings of Best Graduate Schools are a tool to help prospective grad students do just that.”
Contact: Cheryl Dudley, College of Education, (208) 596-5391 cell.