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These University of Texas programs rate No. 1 in the nation

These University of Texas programs rate No. 1 in the nation

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Three UT graduate programs are ranked No. 1 in the nation. Photo by dszc/Getty Images

Not only is the University of Texas at Austin the best public school in the country, it's home to a host of top graduate programs — 37 to be exact.

In the 2017 edition of Best Graduate Schools from U.S. News & World Report, 37 UT programs rank in the top 10 among their specialty. The report, which analyzes a different set of programs each year, includes data from 2013 to 2016. It's one of "the most prestigious ratings in higher education," according to UT

Three UT graduate programs rank No. 1 in the nation: accounting in the McCombs School of Business, petroleum engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering, and Latin American history in the College of Liberal Arts.

Eleven other programs also made the top five, including civil engineering (No. 2), information systems (No. 3), pharmacy (No. 3), education administration supervision (No. 3), special education (No. 4), and environmental health engineering (No. 4).

"The breadth of excellence at UT Austin is validated by the high rankings of our graduate programs," said UT President Gregory Fenves in a press release. "Our programs provide tremendous value through the results of research and the education of innovators and leaders who will change the world for the better."

The scope of success goes beyond individual programs too. Seven UT graduate schools rank among the top 10 in the nation:

  • College of Pharmacy, No. 3
  • School of Information, No. 6
  • School of Social Work, No. 7
  • Jackson School of Geosciences, No. 8
  • Department of Computer Science, No. 9
  • Cockrell School of Engineering, No. 10
  • College of Education, No. 10

Want another reason to get your horns up? UT also holds a place among the top 30 universities in the world.