Colorado State University’s Graduate Education Program Ranked 7th in the Nation by U.S. News and World Report

U.S. News and World Report’s "Best Graduate Schools 2005" edition today ranked Colorado State University’s School of Education graduate program in vocational and technical education 7th in the nation.

U.S. News and World Report listed Colorado State in the top 10 in the nation for education specialties: vocational/technical graduate programs, ranked with universities such as Ohio State University, Penn State University, University of Minnesota and University of Georgia. (See for complete rankings and methodology.)

"This top national ranking reflects the hard work we’ve put into program development and confirms that our cutting edge research and innovative distance programs are being recognized by people across the country," said Rick Ginsberg, director of the School of Education at Colorado State. "Our federally funded ‘What Works’ grant, for example, is synthesizing research to help shape our understanding of advancements in the area of transition for youth with disabilities and helping promote effective practices."

The community college leadership doctorate specialization at Colorado State was recently recognized by a national graduate student organization as having the highest level of student satisfaction for any doctorate program in the nation.

Colorado State School of Education’s distance programs include a doctoral program for faculty of DeVry University campuses in Atlanta and Chicago.  

Graduate programs in education and human resource studies have nearly 600 students who work with about 40 full-time faculty members in the school. Colorado State is one of the leading members of the national University Council for Workforce and Human Resource Education.

"We are happy that the quality of the graduate programs in vocational and technical education and the achievements of their faculty have been nationally recognized in this manner," said Nancy Hartley, dean of the College of Applied Human Sciences. "We are very proud of the accomplishments of the School of Education and their pursuit of excellence."

Master’s level specializations include counseling and career development, organizational performance and change, adult education and training and educational leadership. At the doctoral level, specializations include educational leadership, community college leadership, human resources studies and an option for interdisciplinary study.