Vanderbilt’s Peabody No. 1 education school for fifth consecutive year

In March, Peabody College was named the top graduate school of education in the country for the fifth consecutive year by U.S. & News World Report.

Peabody bested programs at Johns Hopkins University (No. 2) and Harvard (No. 3) for the top spot, in addition to having its programs in administration/supervision and special education named No. 1 by education school deans.

“These are challenging times for educators, and our faculty works hard to contribute knowledge through research and to prepare leaders who can be a force for positive change,” said Camilla Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development at Peabody. “I am pleased that U.S. News has again recognized our excellence – for the fifth consecutive year – encompassing such areas as special education, school administration and education policy, educational psychology, and elementary and secondary education.”

Vanderbilt Law School improved one position to tie with the University of Texas-Austin at No. 15 in the law school category, while the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine kept its No. 14 spot on the list of best research medical schools. Vanderbilt School of Engineering was ranked No. 36, and Owen Graduate School of Management was tied for No. 30 in the business school rankings.

The full rankings are available on the U.S. News & World Report website and in the 2014 Best Graduate Schools.