Continuing to make high marks on national lists such as U.S. News and World Report’s annual ranking, USU’s College of Education ranked 24th for its graduate education programs for 2013. The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services moved up five spots from last year, and it also houses the only education program in Utah to rank in the top 50. Within the college, two programs also ranked in the top 25 in their respective categories. The rehabilitation counseling program was ranked ninth in the nation, and the special education graduate program was ranked 15th, among all special education programs in the U.S. This is the 13th consecutive year the College of Education has been ranked in U.S. News and World Report’s top education schools. Beth Foley, dean of the College of Education, said she expects the rankings to continue to increase in coming years because of the increasing number of faculty who have been hired. “I think you build up a critical mass of faculty in certain research areas (and) the synergy of the work increases funding they get in the future,” Foley said. Overall, the college also ranked third in the nation for research funding, which totaled more than $40 million in 2011. This is an $11 million increase from 2010. The college has more research funding than any other college on campus, Foley said.
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