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CEHS Ranks in the Top 3% in the Nation


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Emma Eccles Jones Statue

U.S. News and World Report has again named the graduate programs in USU’s Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services (CEHS) in the top 3% of colleges of education in the nation.

In the 2019 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools," CEHS is ranked 27th in the nation overall against over 1200 graduate colleges of education. Once again, USU’s CEHS is the only college of education in the state of Utah ranked in the top 50.

Of significant note, the college was ranked 11th in the nation in total research dollars received by a college, with faculty and staff securing over $40 million in funded research.

“It’s gratifying to see our college be consistently recognized as the best program in the Intermountain West and one of the elite graduate schools in the nation,” said Beth Foley, dean of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services. “I see evidence of excellence across the College every single day in the important work of our outstanding faculty, staff and students. That excellence has propelled us to being one of the most well-funded graduate programs because federal and state agencies also recognize the quality and impact of the research being done here.”

U.S. News & World Report bases its rankings on a weighted average of 10 quality measures, including peer assessments, faculty resources, faculty awards and GRE scores for doctoral students.

This recognition comes just as the college has opened the new Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. This newly opened center provides comprehensive clinical services to the campus and the community and is the first of its kind in the Mountain West. The building integrates academic, research, and clinical service spaces, enabling future human service providers to receive real-world, interdisciplinary training as they work with USU faculty who engage in clinical practice and perform cutting-edge research. You can find more information about the center by visiting the website.

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services at USU is committed to providing outstanding real-world research and service opportunities to students and faculty in human service disciplines. They offer clinical services in multiple arenas including autism and developmental disabilities, behavioral health, speech-language-hearing, and health education.

Highlights …

  • Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services ranked in the top 3%, No. 27 on the 2019 List of Best Education Schools
  • College also ranked No. 11 in funded research with $40.9 million in funding
  • College remains the only school of education in Utah to place in the Top 50
  • Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is highest ranked in the Intermountain West

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