The NYU Steinhart School of Culture, Education, and Human Development has been ranked #6 in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report ranking of best graduate schools of education.
“This is significant progress in a short period of time and is reflective of the impressive work of our faculty, students, and staff, especially in the growth of research activity in areas related to education,” said Steinhardt Dean Dominic Brewer. “The rankings confirm our stature as a national leader in teacher preparation and an institution committed to academic and programmatic excellence.”
NYU Steinhardt is among the top ten schools of education in the United States and the highest ranked graduate education school in New York City.
The new rankings are based on data gathered from the 2017-2018 academic year and take into account GRE scores, resources, and the school’s public reputation. Brewer noted that NYU Steinhardt has increased its externally supported research expenditures by more than $50 million in the last year.
Among research highlighted in the U.S. News and World Report rankings are two New York State Department of Education partnership projects that support English language learners ($2.3 million) and the ASD Nest Support Project, which offers educational solutions for children living with autism spectrum disorder ($3.7 million).
Also included are two federally-funded research grants: a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development award of $6.4 million to support a study on adolescent development, self-regulation, and neighborhood influences; and a $6.3 million U.S. Agency for International Development-funded grant to support the study of community-based education in Afghanistan.
Last year, NYU Steinhardt ranked #13. At #6, the school now ranks ahead of Teacher’s College (Columbia University), Vanderbilt University, the University of Washington, and Northwestern University.
Founded in 1890 as NYU’s School of Pedagogy, NYU Steinhart was the first graduate school of education at an American university.