US News & World Report 2023-2024 Best Graduate Schools
The University of Washington’s graduate and professional degree programs were widely recognized as among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Graduate Schools rankings released late Monday.
While the UW celebrates the success and impact of the programs recognized by U.S. News—and many applicants use these rankings to help them select schools and discover potential areas of study —the University also recognizes shortcomings inherent in the ranking systems.
This year’s rankings solidified UW leadership in the health sciences: The UW School of Nursing held the No. 1 overall ranking for a public school offering a doctor of nursing practice program, and nursing schools at UW Bothell and UW Tacoma again collectively tied for No. 1 among public schools that offer a master’s degree. In addition, the UW School of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Program Pediatric Primary Care ranked No. 5.
“Today’s rankings announcement reminds us that two things can be true. We can be proud of the efforts of faculty, staff, and students that have long sustained our high ranking and we can recognize that the shortcomings of ranking that leads to systemic inequities must be addressed,” said Executive Dean Azita Emami.
In the past year, the UW School of Law and the UW School of Medicine withdrew from the U.S. News rankings citing concerns that some of the methodology in the rankings for those specific disciplines incentivize actions and policies that run counter to the schools’ public service missions UW leaders will continue to work with U.S. News and other ranking organizations —to the extent they are open to it —to improve their methodologies. And schools, colleges and departments continually reevaluate the benefits and potential shortfalls of participating in specific rankings.“
Information about U.S. News & World Report’s methodology can be found here.
UW leaders including School of Nursing leadership will continue to work with U.S. News and other ranking organizations —to the extent they are open to it —to improve their methodologies. And schools, colleges and departments continually reevaluate the benefits and potential shortfalls of participating in specific rankings.