USU’s College of Education ranked 29 in the top 50 of the U.S. News and World Report’s 2012 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” This is the college’s 12th consecutive year placing in the top 50.”We are the only college in Utah to be in the top 50,” said the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services Dean Beth Foley. “It is very impressive to maintain a ranking in the Top 50 for that long of a time period.”Foley said most of the programs in the college have 100 percent job placement. Some of those programs are psychology, early childhood and communicative disorders. The college also produces the most public school teachers, special educators and communicative disorder specialists in the state.Although the college placed 26 in the overall ranking, they received the fifth most external funding, securing $33 million in grants and contracts during the past year. This puts the college above Stanford, Harvard and Northwestern in the amount of research dollars received.To give a comparison, Foley said the University of Utah received $5.4 million and placed 66 in the overall ranking. BYU received $600,000 and placed 91.
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