Facts and Rankings

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Join the #1 Public Graduate School of Education in Pennsylvania

The Pitt School of Education is consistently ranked as one of the top graduate schools for education in the country. We are the #1 ranked education school in Western Pennsylvania and are the #1 ranked public education school in the State of Pennsylvania.

We are proud to offer an education that advances equity in education through our emphasis on experiential learning, community-focused projects, and close interactions with faculty.

Ranking Publication Category  
No. 34 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools of Education More Info
    Top-ranked public institution in Pennsylvania  
No. 1 TheBestSchools.org Best Online Grad. Elementary Education Programs More Info
No. 2 Special-Education-Degree.net Top 10 Early Intervention Graduate Programs More Info
No. 13 TheBestSchools.org Best Online Teaching Degrees More Info
No. 15 BestColleges.com Best Online M.Ed. Programs More Info
No. 20  Grad School Hub Top 30 Master's in Education Programs More Info
Top 32 AppliedBehaviorAnalysisEdu.org Top 32 Graduate Programs w/ ABA Emphasis More Info

Students and Faculty

Faculty (Fall 2018)

  • Full-time faculty: 128
  • Tenure or tenure-stream faculty: 49
  • Full-time faculty with doctorates: 100 percent
  • Funded grant research: $26.5 million (2018-19)

Students (Fall 2018)

  • Undergraduate: 213
  • Graduate: 599
  • Doctorate - Professional Practice: 194
  • Total student headcount: 1,006
  • Master's Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores: 
    • Average verbal reasoning: 149
    • Average quantitative: 154
    • Average analytical writing: 3.3
    • Undergraduate GPA: 3.56
  • International Students: 11 percent

Degrees and Certificates Awarded (2018)

  • Bachelor's: 99
  • Graduate Certificate: 83
  • Master's: 249
  • Doctorate - Professional Practice: 20
  • Doctorate - Research/Scholarship: 39

Professional Development

Certification and Licensing (2018)

  • Number of students taking state assessment to license or certify teachers: 116
  • Test takers who passed: 103 (89 percent)

Retention and Placement

  • Percentage of teaching students who accepted teaching positions: 89 percent

(Sources: University of Pittsburgh Office of Institutional Research, U.S. News & World Report)