Several graduate and professional programs at Case Western Reserve University were included in the latest rankings of U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Graduate Schools" list (for 2009).
Overall, the schools of medicine, engineering and social sciences ranked in the top 50 in their respective categories, with some subspecialties earning top 10 spots.
The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences was ranked 10th among social work programs, moving up from 11th when U.S. News last ranked the category in 2004. The School of Medicine (#23) remained in the top 25. The biomedical engineering program was ranked ninth, up from 10th last year.
"These results highlight the importance of this year's strategic planning efforts. Case Western Reserve University offers world-class faculty and top departments," said Barbara R. Snyder, president of Case Western Reserve University. "Our challenge going forward is to make certain individual schools and the university as a whole maximizes all of the rich potential within our campus."
U.S. News & World Report ranks graduate programs yearly in five major disciplines – engineering, law, medicine, business and education, based on expert opinion and statistical data. Criteria include peer assessment, test scores for entering students, faculty/student ratio and reputation rankings of more than 1,200 programs by some 14,000 academics and professionals.
Following is a summary of ranked Case Western Reserve schools, programs and specialty areas, including rankings from previous years. These results will also be posted on the magazine's Web site and in its weekly print edition and college guidebook:
Social Work: #10 (2009), #11 (2004- last year U.S. News ranked programs)
Overall/Research: #23 (2009), #21 (2008)
Overall: #49 (2009), #45 (2008)
Biomedical Engineering: #9 (2009), #10 (2008)
Overall: #63 (2009), #53 (2008)
Health Law: #4 (2009)
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