UI has 66 colleges and programs in 2023 rankings
Tuesday, March 29, 2022

The University of Iowa continues to climb in the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School rankings. According to the 2023 report, 66 UI colleges and programs were recognized among the best in their field. Four of these programs, all in the College of Nursing, received a top-10 ranking.

Each year, U.S. News ranks professional school programs in a variety of disciplines, including business, education, engineering, law, medicine, and nursing. Changes in this year’s report include academic reputation rankings for graduate programs in social work; doctoral program rankings in the social sciences and humanities fields of economics and psychology; and doctoral program rankings in the science fields of math, statistics, biostatistics, biological sciences, computer science, chemistry, and earth sciences.

The Best Graduate Schools rankings are based on two types of data: expert opinion about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research, and students. The 2023 data was collected from statistical surveys of more than 2,150 programs and from reputation surveys of more than 23,200 academics and professionals.

Below are all UI colleges and programs included on the 2023 U.S. News Graduate School Compass,beginning with the highest ranked.

1. Physician Assistant (Carver College of Medicine)*

2. Audiology (CLAS)*

4. Physical Therapy (Carver College of Medicine)*

4. Nurse Practitioner: Pediatric Primary Care DNP (College of Nursing)

5.  College of Nursing—Master of Nursing Administration

5. Nurse Practitioner: Adult/Gerontology, Acute Care DNP (College of Nursing)

6. Nurse Practitioner: Adult/Gerontology, Primary Care DNP (College of Nursing)

6. Speech-Language Pathology (CLAS)*

7. Printmaking (CLAS)*

8. Health Care Management (College of Public Health)*

9. Rehabilitation Counseling (College of Education)*

10. Nurse Anesthesia (College of Nursing)*

11. Nurse Practitioner: Family DNP (College of Nursing)

13. Student Counseling (College of Education)

16. Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine—Primary Care

16. Family Medicine (Carver College of Medicine)

18. College of Pharmacy*

18. Clinical Psychology (CLAS)*

19. College of Nursing—Doctor of Nursing Practice

19. College of Public Health

20. Biostatistics (College of Public Health)

21. Higher Education Administration (College of Education)

22. Educational Psychology (College of Education)

23. Fine Arts (CLAS)*

27. Contracts/Commercial Law (College of Law)

28. College of Law

30. Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering (College of Engineering)

30. Statistics (CLAS)

32. Business/Corporate Law (College of Law)

35. Library and Information Studies (Graduate College)*

36. Part-time MBA (Tippie College of Business)

39. College of Education

39. Criminal Law (College of Law)

39. Legal Writing (College of Law)

39. Industrial Engineering (College of Engineering)

39. Psychology (CLAS)

40. English (CLAS)*

41. Carver College of Medicine—Research

41. Sociology (CLAS)*

46. Political Science (CLAS)*

47. International Law (College of Law)

48. Constitutional Law (College of Law)

48. History (CLAS)*

51. Social Work (CLAS)

52. Biomedical Engineering/Bioengineering (College of Engineering)

53. Mathematics (CLAS)

53. Economics (Tippie College of Business)

54. Biology (CLAS)*

55. Intellectual Property Law (College of Law)

55. Tax Law (College of Law)

58. Civil Engineering (College of Engineering)

58. Biological Sciences (CLAS)

58. Physics (CLAS)

61. Chemical Engineering (College of Engineering)

63. Mechanical Engineering (College of Engineering)

65. Health Care Law (College of Law)

69. Computer Science (CLAS)

71. Chemistry (CLAS)

73. College of Engineering

75. Computer Engineering (College of Engineering)

75. Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engineering (College of Engineering)

89. Geology (CLAS)

92. Clinical Legal Training Law (College of Law)

96. Environmental Law (College of Law)

106. Trial Advocacy (College of Law)

131. Public Affairs (Graduate College)

Rankings with an asterisk (*) were not evaluated this year, but represent the college or program’s most recent ranking.

Rankings of doctoral programs in the arts and humanities and graduate programs in certain health related fields, library sciences, and the fine arts remain available on usnews.com. These rankings are based solely on previously administered academic reputation surveys labeled with the calendar year they were originally published.