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Date: Apr 30, 2009
School of Education, Health and Human Services Ranked Among the Best Education Programs in the Country
U.S. News & World Report Ranks Top-100 Education Schools
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY – The School of Education, Health and Human Services is one of the top-100 Best Graduate Schools of Education in the country, according to The U.S. News and World Report rankings, announced on April 16, 2009.
"The School of Education Health and Human Services is proud to be included in U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools of Education,” said Dean of the School of Education, Health and Human Services, David Foulk. “Our rise in rankings validates the work of a dedicated faculty, the recruitment of top-notch students and the support of top administrators and alumni."
Graduate programs at 278 schools granting doctoral degrees in education were surveyed in fall 2008 and early 2009. Of those schools 238 provided the data needed to calculate rankings based on a weighted average measures including quality assessment, student selectivity, faculty resources, research activity, overall rank and specialty rankings. These rankings allow people to narrow their search for a top-ranked school by location, tuition, school size and test scores.
To see a complete list of the top-100 schools, visit: usnews.com/sections/education/index.html
Hofstra ties at 96 with Iowa State University, Loyola University – Chicago, University of Colorado – Denver, University of Mississippi, University of San Diego and Washington State.
The School of Education, Health and Human Services offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate education programs in teaching, counseling and administration that lead to initial certification, graduate degrees and advanced certificates. Doctoral programs in Foundations, Leadership and Policy Studies and in Literacy Studies are also offered. Programs in human services include athletic training, creative arts therapy, community health, exercise science, gerontology, health administration, marriage and family counseling, and rehabilitation therapy. Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students can choose from more than 150 undergraduate and 160 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business; engineering; communication; education, health and human services; and honors studies, as well as a School of Law. With a student-faculty ratio of 14-to-1, our professors teach small classes averaging 22 students that emphasize interaction, critical thinking and analysis.