April 3 , 2007
For immediate release
The Gevirtz School at UC Santa Barbara named one of the top education schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report’s 2008 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools has named the Gevirtz School at UC Santa Barbara one of the Top 50 Education Schools in the country. The Gevirtz School is ranked 49th overall and is the 35th highest rated education school at a public university. The school is also one of only three UC schools of education to make the list.
U.S. News surveyed 276 schools granting doctoral degrees in education to determine these rankings. The rankings are based on a weighted average of measures including quality assessment by peers and school superintendents, student selectivity, faculty resources, and research activity. It’s noteworthy that UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School has a better student-faculty ratio than the top three rated schools of education in the country. The Gevirtz School’s peer assessment, determined by a survey of education school deans and deans of graduate studies, is as strong as the peer assessment of schools rated number 35.
“Our energies are devoted to eliminating achievement problems for the children of California and supporting educators to use the latest research-based evidence to facilitate academic, social, and emotional success for learners,” says Dean Jane Close Conoley. “We appreciate the national recognition that the rankings provide and plan to increase our efforts to make a difference for families, educators, and young people in our region and state. We are also pleased that the recognition honors the financial investment made in the graduate school by the late Ambassador Don L. and Mrs. Marilyn Gevirtz. Their belief in the power of education to preserve and enhance the American Dream is a basis for our success. Marilyn Gevirtz remains one of our guiding stars.”
Highlights of graduate school rankings are scheduled for publication in the April 9 edition of U.S. News & World Report magazine, available for newsstand purchase as of Monday, April 2, and America’s Best Graduate Schools guidebook goes on sale Tuesday, April 3.
[Dean Conoley is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]