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2012 Best Graduate Schools Preview: Top 10 Education Schools

Want to know the rankings for these schools and others? Visit usnews.com on March 15.


Applying to graduate school is a journey that involves deciding what to study, finding the right school, and submitting applications to competitive programs. To put you on that path, each year, U.S.News & World Report surveys more than 1,200 graduate schools and programs and ranks them according to our methodology.

Here, we offer a sneak peek of the 2012 Best Graduate Schools rankings.

U.S. News surveyed programs at more than 275 schools that grant doctoral degrees in education. In alphabetical order, here are the top 10 highest-ranked education schools.

The actual ranking and score of these and other graduate schools will be available March 15, 2011 at usnews.com.

School Name (State)
Harvard University (MA)
Northwestern University (IL)
Stanford University (CA)
Teachers College, Columbia University (NY)
University of California--Los Angeles
University of Michigan--Ann Arbor
University of Oregon
University of Texas--Austin
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin--Madison
Vanderbilt University (Peabody) (TN)

(Note: due to ties, there are more than 10 schools listed here.)

Access the all-new U.S. News Education School Compass for more in-depth rankings and searchable data, tools, and an expanded directory of programs.