March 30, 2007

Case Western Reserve University graduate programs receive top 50 ratings in U.S. News & World Report rankings

Schools of medicine, nursing and engineering and Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations rank in top 50 in respective categories

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U.S. News & World Report's latest America's Best Graduate Schools rankings (for 2008) bring good news for several of Case Western Reserve University's graduate and professional programs.

The schools of medicine, nursing, engineering and the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations all ranked in the top 50 in their respective categories, as well as in the top 10 in various subspecialties.

Each year, the magazine measures graduate programs in five major disciplines—engineering, law, medicine, business and education, using such measures as peer assessments, entering students' test scores, faculty/student ratios and reputation ratings drawn from inside and outside of academia. Case does not have a school of education.

Following is a summary of newly-ranked Case schools, programs and specialty areas that the magazine will also post on its web site and in its weekly print edition and guidebook:

School of Medicine

Overall/Research: #21 (2008), #22 (2007)
Primary Care: #28 (2008), #21 (2007)

Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations

Overall: #7 (2008—tied with Duke University), #10 (2007)

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Overall: #15 (2008), #15 (2003—last time nursing was ranked);
Gerontological/Geriatric Nursing: #4 (2008), #7 (2003)
Anesthesia [combined program with The Cleveland Clinic]: #11 (2008); #10 (2003)

Case School of Engineering

Overall: #45 (2008), #42 (2007)
Biomedical Engineering: #10 (2008), #9 (2007)

School of Law (ranks top 100 schools)

Overall : #53 (2008), #51 (2007)

College of Arts & Sciences

Biological sciences: #42 (2008), #40 (2007)

"One of the characteristics of a truly great university is a strong graduate program, and these rankings indicate that Case's programs continue to be rated among the top in the nation," said interim president Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D. "We are pleased to be counted among America's very best graduate programs in several important areas."

Not all graduate disciplines are ranked every year. Nursing programs were last ranked in 2003; social work programs were last ranked in 2004 and not included in this year's survey.

For more information contact Laura M. Massie, 216.368.4442.

Posted by: Heidi Cool, March 30, 2007 04:04 PM | News Topics: Awards, Case School of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, HeadlinesMain, Provost Initiatives, School of Law, School of Medicine

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