McCourt School Places in the Top 10% of Public Affairs Schools in the United States
In the latest U.S. News & World Report, the McCourt School placed in the top 10 percent of all public affairs programs in the nation rising from 25th to 19th overall in the Schools of Public Affairs ranking.
Within the category of public affairs, U.S. News & World Report ranks specialty areas for programs of excellence. The McCourt School maintains high rankings across each specialty area including:
3rd in International Global Policy and Administration
11th in Public Policy Analysis
12th in Social Policy
14th in Health Policy and Management
18th in Public Management and Leadership
This news comes just days after a recently announced $100 million investment to the McCourt School from alumnus and civic entrepreneur Frank H. McCourt Jr. (C’75). The gift aims to catalyze an inclusive pipeline of public policy leaders and build a powerful force for advancing the common good through teaching, research, and service.
“The McCourt School aspires to be one of the most inclusive and impactful institutions in the country,” said Dean Maria Cancian. “I am delighted to see our work continues to be acknowledged by US News voters as we strive to strengthen our civic architecture through cutting-edge policy research and reducing tuition barriers for future leaders.”
Best of the Best
The U.S. News & World Report public affairs ranking is based solely on a peer assessment survey, which provides just one rating of the academic quality of 285 schools of public affairs, public administration, and public policy in the U.S.
The McCourt School’s score of 3.8 out of 5.0 increased by 0.2 from the 2021 ranking.