U.S. News & World Report: CSU grad programs rank among nation’s best

Colorado State University’s graduate programs continue to rank among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best Graduate Schools edition released this week.

CSU’s occupational therapy program kept its No. 6 slot in the magazine’s new rankings.

CSU_students_870“We are pleased and proud to have maintained our ranking in the top 10 programs preparing occupational therapists in the U.S.,” said Anita Bundy, head of the Department of Occupational Therapy. “To give some perspective, there are almost 400 such programs in the country. Our number 6 spot is a testament to the expertise and hard work of the faculty and staff and the commitment of our students.”

CSU was ranked in the top 50 nationally in several of the magazine’s categories, including biological/agricultural engineering at No. 27, civil engineering at No. 39 and environmental/environmental health engineering at No. 45.

The part-time MBA program in CSU’s College of Business continues to be the top-ranked program of its kind in the state, at No. 51 nationally. The School of Social Work was ranked 58th, placing it in the top 25 percent nationally. The CSU College of Engineering was ranked 71st in the country, and the School of Education was No. 120.

The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program at CSU was ranked No. 3 in the nation in 2015, the most recent ranking available.

“Continued recognitions like this highlight the fact that graduate students at Colorado State University are in programs that will equip them to go out and make a difference in the world, using the knowledge they gain by working with our world-class faculty,” said Rick Miranda, provost and executive vice president of CSU. “It is gratifying to see CSU, and the work of the faculty here, routinely recognized among the nation’s best.”

According to U.S. News & World Report, the six graduate disciplines the magazine ranks annually — business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing — are evaluated on factors such as employment rates for graduates, starting salary and standardized test scores of newly enrolled students. Because each graduate program is different, the rankings methodology varies across disciplines.

CSU ranked in the top 100 in several other U.S. News & World Report categories:

No. 66 Electrical/electronic/communications engineering

No. 67 Chemical engineering

No. 70 Biomedical engineering/bioengineering

No. 71 Computer engineering

No. 71 Mechanical engineering