Texas A&M University & Texas A&M Health Science Center Place High in Several Rankings

COLLEGE STATION, March 15, 2011—Texas A&M University continues to place high in several areas in graduate school rankings by U.S. News & World Report, which released its 2012 survey this morning.

Three Texas A&M engineering programs rank among the top 10 nationally in their respective areas: biological/agricultural, third; nuclear, fourth; and industrial/manufacturing, eighth. Some programs in which Texas A&M traditionally ranks high are not included in the magazine’s rankings every year. For example, petroleum engineering is not included this year, but Texas A&M ranked second nationally in that category during the two previous ratings.

Texas A&M placed eighth for doctor of veterinary medicine programs and 24th in political science.

"We are pleased that Texas A&M continues to perform well in the U.S. News and World Report rankings of best graduate schools," notes Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies Karen Butler-Purry. "Our showing is significant, especially when considering that we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the top private institutions in the nation. Texas A&M remains committed to elevating graduate program quality to world-class status and competitiveness."

Texas A&M’s Mays Business School moved into a tie for 32nd place, up from 33rd last year in ratings that are traditionally dominated by business schools at private institutions. Texas A&M placed 14th among public institutions. The magazine’s report on MBA programs includes rankings noting employment placement of graduates three months after earning the degrees, with Mays ranking ninth overall and sixth among public institutions.

Texas A&M’s Dwight Look College of Engineering remains high among the leaders nationally, placing 13th this year, compared to ranking 12th last year and 14th the prior year. Among public institutions, it ranked seventh.

The College of Education and Human Development placed 34th, down slightly from its 31st-place ranking last year, but still well ahead of its ranking of 47th the previous year. Texas A&M placed 24th among public institutions in this category.

The Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health is ranked 25th among public health schools in the nation. The school's Healthcare Management program is ranked 39th.

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