University of Pittsburgh
March 16, 2011

Pitt Advances in U.S. News’ Best Graduate Schools Rankings

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PITTSBURGH—In the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report Media Group’s Best Graduate Schools, Pitt has advanced in several of its graduate programs and maintained its high rankings in a number of its schools and other graduate programs, according to the publication’s 2011 methodology. 

These rankings appear in highlights form in the Best Graduate Schools book, available for newsstand purchase on April 5, and for purchase online; visit www.usnews.com/grad for more information. 

Within the School of Medicine Specialties category, Pitt advanced to No. 3 in Women’s Health, up from No. 4 last year, and Pitt’s School of Medicine maintained its ranking of No. 14 in the overall Schools of Medicine-Research category. 

The School of Nursing, last ranked in 2007, retained its ranking of No. 7 this year, tied with Duke, Oregon Health and Science University, and Yale; and Pitt did consistently well in the area of Nursing Specialties, advancing from 5th in 2007 to 3rd this year in Nursing-Anesthesia, tied with Rush University; from 9th in 2007 to 6th this year in Adult Nurse Practitioner; and from 6th in 2007 to 4th this year in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Pitt retained its 2007 ranking of No. 6 in Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and was ranked No. 9 this year in Nursing Service Administration.

The Graduate School of Public Health, last ranked in 2007, retained its No. 11 position, tied with Boston University. 

Among engineering specialties, the Swanson School of Engineering maintained its 2007 rankings of No. 12 in Biomedical/Bioengineering, tied this year with Berkeley and Michigan, and No. 17 in the Industrial/Manufacturing category, tied with Arizona State, Lehigh, Illinois, and Texas. 

In addition, the School of Education retained its No. 23 ranking, tied with Illinois and Maryland. 

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