The University of Texas at Austin hooked even more major accolades this week. The prestigious U.S. News & World Report has ranked 49 UT graduate tracks among the top 10 in the nation, with five prestigious programs taking the No. 1 spot.
On March 20, U.S. News & World Report released its 2019 rankings, and the UT system's flagship university has more top-ranking graduate programs than any other school in the state, including both public and private universities.
Of the 49 ranked in the top 10, five specialties ranked No. 1 in the nation for 2019, including accounting at the McCombs School of Business; petroleum engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering; geology in the Jackson School of Geosciences; and Latin American history and Sociology of Population, both in the College of Liberal Arts. (It's worth noting that U.S. News & World Report doesn't update rankings in all disciplines every single year.)
Several UT schools also ranked within the top 25 nationally including:
- Steve Hicks School of Social Work — No. 5 (No. 3 among public universities)
- Jackson School of Geosciences — No. 7 (No. 3 among public universities)
- LBJ School of Public Affairs — No. 9 (No. 6 among public universities)
- Cockrell School of Engineering — No. 10 (No. 6 among public universities)
- College of Education — No. 10 (No. 4 among public universities)
- Computer Science — No. 10 (No. 5 among public universities)
- School of Law — No. 15 (No. 4 among public universities)
- McCombs School of Business — No. 17 (No. 5 among public universities)
- School of Nursing — No. 23 (No. 13 among public universities)
Other schools that were not updated in 2018, but remain ranked nationally are the School of Information at No. 5 for Library and Information Studies and the College of Pharmacy at No. 3.
"These national rankings reflect our focus on quality and our impact as a public flagship university,” said UT president Gregory Fenves in a release. Compared to UT, only two other public schools — University of California, Berkeley and University of Michigan — had more graduate programs ranked in the top 10.