(Portland, Ore.) March 18, 2013 — Four Portland State University (PSU) graduate programs ranked in the top 50 in their fields, and another four were included in the top 100 in the 2014 “U.S. News Best Grad Schools” guidebook, released March 12.
PSU was one of 600 institutions surveyed by U.S. News. Last year U.S. News named PSU as a top 10 “up-and-coming” national university in its Best Colleges 2013 guidebook.
The ranking methodologies for the Grad School book vary by discipline, and include admissions selectivity and expert opinions on each program’s quality. For business schools, U.S. News also looked at job placement statistics and salary data.
PSU’s Hatfield School of Government ranked No. 16 in U.S. News’ City Management and Urban Policy grouping, and No. 46 in its Public Affairs category. PSU’s Graduate School of Education ranked No. 23 in the Rehabilitation Counseling category, and the School of Social Work ranked No. 33 among all social work programs in the country.
PSU also earned rankings for its graduate programs in Speech-Language Pathology (62), Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering (75), Part-time MBA (89) and Civil Engineering (90).