April 23, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Health Graduate Programs Ranked Among the Nation's Best in U.S. News & World Report

School of Medicine named to nation's top 25, best in Ohio

Several of Case Western Reserve University's programs once again have been recognized among the nation's best.

In the 2010 U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools" rankings, two health programs placed within the top 10 in their specialties: the School of Law's health law program is rated fifth in the country, while the School of Medicine's family medicine specialty came in ninth.

"Human health is one of the top priorities we identified in our strategic plan," Case Western Reserve President Barbara R. Snyder said. "These results highlight the significant strengths of our programs, and the opportunities that exist for even greater gains."

Of the 126 national medical schools surveyed by the magazine, Case Western Reserve's School of Medicine ranked 25th in research—and overall. This ranking once again placed it highest among Ohio medical schools. The school's primary care specialty improved from 51st in 2009 to 37th in 2010, also making it best in Ohio.

Several other Case Western Reserve University schools saw improvements in their graduate rankings. The School of Law climbed eight spots to 55th this year, and the Case School of Engineering improved to 46th, from 49th last year.

"These improvements are a testament to the dedication and creativity of faculty and staff in these two schools," Provost and Executive Vice President W.A. "Bud" Baeslack III said. "I congratulate them on this progress, and look forward to further advances as we continue to implement our strategic plan."

U.S. News & World Report ranks graduate programs yearly in five major disciplines—engineering, law, medicine, business and education. The rankings are based on two kinds of data: expert opinions about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research and students. These data come from surveys of more than 1,200 programs and some 11,000 academics and professionals conducted in fall 2008.

Following is a summary of ranked Case Western Reserve schools, programs and specialty areas, including rankings from previous years:

School of Medicine

  • Research/Overall: 25 (2010), 23 (2009)
  • Primary Care: 37 (2010), 51 (2009)
  • Family Medicine: 9 (2010), 13 (2009)

School of Law

  • Overall: 55 (2010), 63 (2009)
  • Health Law: 5 (2010), 4 (2009)
  • Part-time Program: 60 (2010)

Case School of Engineering

  • Overall: 46 (2010), 49 (2009)

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Biological Sciences: 42 (2007—last year U.S. News ranked this program)

Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

  • Social Work/Overall: 10 (2008—last year U.S. News ranked this program)

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

  • Overall: 15 (2007—last year U.S. News ranked this program)

For more information contact Susan Griffith, 216.368.1004.

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, April 23, 2009 10:24 AM | News Topics: Case School of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, Faculty, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Graduate Studies, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Provost Initiatives, School of Law, School of Medicine, Students, news

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