School of Information reaches top five in U.S. News graduate school rankings

Ferguson, John  |  Mar 14, 2017

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U.S. News & World Report’s “2018 Best Graduate Schools” has ranked The University of Texas at Austin School of Information in the top five nationally among colleges and schools of library and information studies.

The Texas iSchool is ranked fifth overall, up from sixth when last ranked.

“This latest ranking is our best ever, and it is gratifying that our peers recognize the quality of our educational offerings and our commitment to advancing the field of information,” Dean and Professor Andrew Dillon said.

The School of Information has remained in the top 10 in the U.S. News rankings for the past 15 years, steadily rising through this elite upper tier.

In addition to receiving an overall ranking, the School of Information also had four specialty programs that were highly ranked:

  • Archives and preservation is #2 (up from #4)
  • Law librarianship is #2 (no change)
  • Digital librarianship is #5 (up from #9)
  • Information systems is #10 (up from #11)

Using quantitative and qualitative measures, U.S. News annually ranks graduate school programs in business, education, engineering and law. Select other Ph.D. programs and specialty programs, such as those in the School of Information, are ranked in alternate years based on ratings of academic experts.

The ranking for library and information studies programs is based on a 2016 survey of deans, program directors and senior faculty members at 51 schools with accredited master’s programs.

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School of Information Remains in Top Tier of U.S. News Grad School Rankings

Apr 25, 2013

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U.S. News & World Report's "2014 Best Graduate Schools" has ranked The University of Texas at Austin's School of Information in the top five nationally among public colleges and schools of library and information science. This is the second time in a row that the school has been placed in the top five.

The school is ranked number six overall nationally, up from eighth when last ranked.

This ranking represents a historical high for the iSchool and reflects the impact of a decade of hiring and promoting the very best faculty.- Dean Andrew Dillon

"This ranking represents a historical high for the iSchool," said Andrew Dillon, dean of the School of Information, "and reflects the impact of a decade of hiring and promoting the very best faculty, selectivity in student admissions, and the implementation of a flexible and forward-looking curriculum that ensures our graduates are highly sought after across the information professions."

The School of Information has remained in the top 10 in the U.S. News rankings for the past 15 years, steadily rising through this elite upper tier.

Using quantitative and qualitative measures, U.S. News annually ranks graduate school programs in business, education, engineering and law. Select other Ph.D. programs and specialty programs, such as those in the School of Information, are ranked in alternate years based on ratings of academic experts.

In addition to receiving an overall ranking, the School of Information also had four specialty programs that were highly ranked:

  • LAW LIBRARIANSHIP is #2
  • ARCHIVES AND PRESERVATION is #4
  • DIGITAL LIBRARIANSHIP is #9 (a leap of four spots since the last rankings)
  • INFORMATION SYSTEMS is #11

The School of Information is one of only three colleges or schools at the University of Texas at Austin to be ranked in the top 10 this year.

- Kay Randall, University Communications, 512-363-6520

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