USU’s college of education ranked No. 1 in Intermountain West

LOGAN – The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University was recently named the top college of education in the state of Utah, the top in the Intermountain West and among the top 50 in the nation by the “U.S. News and World Report” magazine.

The 2018 No. 26 overall ranking was up from the No. 30 ranking a year ago, and marked the 18th consecutive year in the top 50. According to the director of the rehabilitation counseling program Jared Schultz, it is the lone college in the top 50 with a focus on distance education.

According to the college’s associate dean, Francine Johnson, the rankings have been a good tool for the college’s ambassadors when recruiting potential students.

According to the USU press release, Beth Foley, the college’s dean, was not surprised by the rankings.

“I see evidence of excellence across the College every single day in the important work of our outstanding faculty, staff and students,” she said. “We are fifth in the nation for external funding because federal and state agencies also recognize the quality and impact of the research being done here.”

The college features six centers, eight departments and 25 services, including services with developmental disabilities, behavioral health autism and health education. According to the USU press release, the rankings were based on a weighted average of 10 quality measures “including peer assessments, faculty resources, faculty awards and GRE scores for doctoral students.”

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