U.S. News Releases UK Rankings

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“It’s been a great year at the University of Kentucky. Our faculty, staff and students have not wavered on their commitment to excellence despite the lean economic times they have faced. To have these programs listed by U.S. News is certainly an honor, and it comes at a time when we, as a university, have been actively striving for excellence. It shows that we are doing our part.”

-- Lee T. Todd Jr.,
president,
University of Kentucky

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 2, 2004) -- Several University of Kentucky graduate programs are among the nation’s best, according to newly released rankings from U.S.News & World Report. The “America’s Best Graduate Schools” issue will be on newsstands Monday.

This year, U.S. News lists UK’s Martin School of Public Policy and Administration’s master’s program at 34th overall and its Public Finance and Budgeting program among the top 10, coming in at sixth. In addition, UK’s College of Law was ranked 50th.

“It’s been a great year at the University of Kentucky. Our faculty, staff and students have not wavered on their commitment to excellence despite the lean economic times they have faced,” said UK President Lee T. Todd Jr. “To have these programs listed by U.S. News is certainly an honor, and it comes at a time when we, as a university, have been actively striving for excellence. It shows that we are doing our part.”

Each year, U.S. News ranks graduate programs in the areas of business, education, engineering, law and medicine. The rankings are based on expert opinion about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students.

UK graduate programs included in the U.S. News’ rankings, listed alphabetically, are:

College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology, clinical psychology/doctorate, 49th;

College of Education, overall, 62nd;

College of Engineering, civil, 65th;

• College of Engineering, mechanical, 66th;

College of Health Sciences, physical therapy/master’s and doctorate, 35th;

• College of Law, overall, 50th;

• College of Health Sciences, Speech-Language Pathology/master’s, 72nd;

• Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, master’s in Public Affairs, 34th;

• Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, Public Finance and Budgeting, sixth;

College of Medicine, Rural Medicine, 20th;

College of Nursing, master’s, 29th; and

College of Social Work, master’s, 38th.


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