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University of Texas at Austin hooks No. 1 rating for these prestigious programs

University of Texas at Austin hooks No. 1 rating for these programs

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UT continues to shine with 49 graduate programs ranked among the best in the nation. BirthRightEarth.org

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.