University of Florida graduate schools rank among state’s best, according to national report

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The University of Florida ranks among the nation’s top graduate schools in a variety of disciplines, according to the annual survey by U.S. News & World Report.

The publication ranked the top graduate programs in six major areas — business, law, medical, nursing, engineering and education. Medical and nursing had two categories apiece with medical breaking down into research and primary care, and nursing breaking down into a master’s program and a doctor of nursing practice.

Among those eight categories, Florida was the state’s top-rated graduate school in seven areas on the list, all except the nursing master’s program. No Florida school rated in the top three in the nation in any category.

However, plenty of Florida universities were listed in various categories, including the University of Miami, Florida State, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, Florida A&M University, the University of Central Florida, the University of South Florida, and Nova Southeastern University, among others.

The state’s schools fared well as a whole in the two nursing categories.

Florida is No. 36 on the list for doctor of nursing practice while UM is No. 38, tied with Virginia Commonwealth.

FIU is No. 40 on the list, tied with three other schools, FAU is tied for No. 60 with Baylor, USF is tied for No. 62 with Sacred Heart (Conn.) University, UCF is tied for No. 65 with two others, and Florida State is listed at No. 77, tied with two others.

Rush (Ill.) University, Johns Hopkins (Md.) University and University of Washington are the publication’s top three in that category.

UM ranked No. 45 on the list among nursing schools for master’s degrees, tied with Texas Tech and Wayne State (Mich.) University. FAU, FIU and USF tied at No. 56 on the list. Johns Hopkins University, Emory (Ga.) University and Duke University are the top three, according to the list.

In education, Florida ranks No. 23 on the list, tied with Michigan State. FSU is No. 28, tied with three others, and UM and USF are No. 64, tied with four others. UCF is No. 70, tied with two others. Overall, Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania tied for No. 1, and UCLA was No. 3 in the rankings.

Florida ranked No. 26 in business school rankings, tying with Emory University (Ga.). UM was tied for No. 60 along with the University of Connecticut and Baylor.

The top three business schools, according to the publication, were Stanford, the University of Pennsylvania, and University of Chicago.

Among law schools, Florida ranked No. 21 on the list, FSU ranked No. 48, tied with the University of Colorado, and UM ranked No. 72, tied with three others. FIU was No. 88, tied with two others.

Yale, Stanford and Harvard were the top three law schools, according to the rankings.

Among research medical schools, Florida ranked No. 36, tied with Brown (R.I.) University and the University of Rochester (N.Y.), on the list. UM was No. 45 on the list, tied with two others. USF was No. 48 on the list, tied with three others. UCF is No. 86 in the rankings, tied with Drexel (Pa.) University.

Harvard, New York University and Duke University were the top three, according to the rankings.

Among primary care medical schools, Florida ranks No. 51 on the list, tied with five others. USF is No. 69, also tied with five others.

FSU is No. 79 on the list, while FAU, Nova Southeastern University Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, UCF, UM, and FIU were among a host of schools listed as Nos. 93-123.

The University of Washington, University of California-San Francisco, and University of North Carolina comprised the top three, according to the list.

In the engineering rankings, Florida is No. 45, UCF is No. 71, tied with four others, while Florida A&M and USF are tied with one other school for No. 98. UM and Embry-Riddle (Fla.) Aeronautical University are tied with five others for No. 101.

The rankings list Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford and University of California-Berkeley as the top three in engineering.

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