Peabody tops U.S. News rankings

Faye and Joe B. Wyatt Center at Peabody College
Faye and Joe B. Wyatt Center at Peabody College.

U.S. News & World Report has announced its annual rankings of graduate schools, including graduate schools of education. Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development moved up to the No. 4 spot and continues to be highly regarded in 9 specialty areas ranked by the publication. Educational administration/supervision and special education are again No. 1. Education policy rose in the rankings to No. 3. Six of the 9 ranked programs are in their respective top 5.

  • Administration/Supervision, 1st
  • Special Education, 1st
  • Education Policy, 3rd
  • Educational Psychology, 4th
  • Elementary Education, 5th
  • Secondary Education, 5th
  • Curriculum/Instruction, 7th
  • Student Counseling/Personnel Services, 12th
  • Higher Education Administration, 14th
Portrait photo of Camilla Benbow
Camilla P. Benbow

“This year’s rankings once more demonstrate Peabody’s outstanding performance as a research college of education and the high esteem in which its graduate and professional programs are held,” said Camilla P. Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development. “I’m proud of our faculty, our students, and our contributions to scholarship and practice.”

In the overall rankings, Peabody moved up to No. 4 (tied with UCLA and the University of Wisconsin-Madison). Peabody has consistently maintained a top-10 spot for the past two decades. Educational administration/supervision holds the No. 1 spot for the 12th straight year, and special education has ranked in the top two for more than 25 years.

–by Jane Sevier