Binghamton University’s prestige among the nation’s colleges continues to grow with the release of a new set of rankings.
US News and World Report has issued its 2020 review of Best Graduate Schools.
It looks at individual graduate degree programs at universities across the country.
Rankings are based upon the number of research grants, doctorates produced and GRE scores of incoming grad students.
13 of BU’s graduate programs were ranked in the top 100 of their respective disciplines including clinical psychology, English and political science.
Engineering made the biggest jump.
President Harvey Stenger says, “Watson’s graduate programs moved up 32 spots from 127 to 95. That’s a huge leap. As I said to our Dean of Engineering, I’ve been a Dean of Engineering twice at 2 different universities and I would have thought that that kind of a move is impossible to make in 1 year. So, it’s exciting.”
The School of Education jumped 31 spots from 158 to 127.
Last Fall, BU’s overall ranking by US News rose from 87 to 80.
And another school ranking service called College Factual listed BU’s undergraduate accounting program as the 8th best in the country with the nursing program coming in at 33.