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University of Colorado Denver Graduate Programs among the country’s best

U.S. News & World Report releases rankings

3/13/2012
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By Erika Matich | University Communications

DENVER - Graduate programs at the University of Colorado Denver have once again scored highly in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, with many rated among the top 50 in the nation.

The programs span an impressive variety of disciplines ranging from medical research to education to public affairs. They show a diverse, highly creative university with the ability to innovate and conduct leading edge research that benefits not just Colorado but the world.

The program rankings are as follows:

"This is, yet again, good news," said Richard Krugman, MD, dean of the CU School of Medicine and vice chancellor of health affairs for the University of Colorado Denver. "It's impressive how well our school is doing, especially in an era of tight state support. It's nice to see our rural medicine program, begun in 2005, rising so quickly in the rankings. It's important to note that in surveys of hospitals, our physicians also have been highly ranked in other specialties beyond what this survey looked at for medical schools."

Paul Teske, dean of the CU Denver School of Public Affairs, also expressed satisfaction with the rankings.

"We are delighted that the School of Public Affairs has moved up in the national reputational rankings as evaluated by public affairs program directors at other universities.  And, we are pleased to be in such good company - tied with a school likes of Columbia University and ahead of Cornell," he said.  "It is a challenge to maintain high quality when Colorado funds research universities at the very lowest level in the nation, but everyone at SPA has worked very hard to use our resources to achieve our research, teaching, and service goals."

The U.S.News list includes essential, detailed statistical information on more than 1,200 graduate programs nationwide.

Rankings are based on two types of data: expert opinion about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of the school's faculty, research and students. These data come from surveys of more than 1,200 programs and nearly 15,000 academics and professionals. The magazine tries to provide a tool to students and parents who are comparing college programs at accredited public and private universities in the U.S.

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Contact: erika.matich@ucdenver.edu, 303-524-2780

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