April 15, 2010

Case Western Reserve University Ranked One of the Nation's Top 20 Medical Schools by U.S.News & World Report

School improves 5 places in latest magazine rankings; University's Health Law program ranked No. 3 in the nation

Case Western Reserve University once again ranked as one of the best medical schools in the nation in the annual U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools" rankings. Of the 146 national programs surveyed by the magazine, Case Western Reserve's School of Medicine ranked 20th in research—and overall, an improvement of five places over last year's ranking. This ranking once again placed it highest among Ohio medical schools.

"This ranking reflects the extraordinary efforts of our faculty to continue to pursue medical breakthroughs, as well as the excellence of our student body," said Pamela B. Davis, dean of the School of Medicine. "I congratulate everyone in our academic community on this well-deserved recognition."

Other highlights from this year's rankings include: The School of Law's health law program ranked third in the nation, up from No. 5 last year; and the university's programs in biological sciences improved to 34th in the nation, up from No. 42 in 2007, the last time this specialty was surveyed by U.S. News; biomedical engineering ranked 11th, up from No. 12 last year; and the university's master's in nonprofit management program ranked 11th.

"We are pleased to see this progress in the standing of some of the university's most impressive programs," President Barbara R. Snyder said. "Our task now is to build upon those strengths and also achieve gains in other disciplines."

Two of Case Western Reserve's part-time graduate degree programs also received national rankings by the magazine. The Weatherhead School of Management's part-time MBA program ranked 31st in the nation out of 314 programs surveyed. The School of Law's part-time program jumped 17 places to No. 43 in the nation.

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 2009.

For more information contact Marv Kropko, 216.368.6890.

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, April 15, 2010 09:23 AM | News Topics: Case School of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Mandel Center for Non-Profit Organizations, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, School of Law, School of Medicine, Weatherhead School of Management

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