Pitt Education Named Top Education School Nationally

The University of Pittsburgh School of Education climbed two spots in U.S. News & World Report’s newly released 2023 Best Education Schools rankings.

Pitt Education is now ranked No. 32 in the United States among all schools. Last year, the school was ranked No. 34 overall. The school also went from being unranked in the category of educational psychology to reaching No. 17.

In Western Pennsylvania, the school continues to be the No. 1 ranked education school. 

In the category of public institutions, which is based on independent analysis by Pitt Education, the school remained ranked No. 1 in Pennsylvania and No. 23 in the country.

“Being named among the nation’s top schools of education affirms our commitment to ignite learning and strive for well-being for all,” says Valerie Kinloch, the Renée and Richard Goldman Endowed Dean and professor of the Pitt School of Education. “We are proud to provide high-quality, transformative learning experiences for our undergraduate, graduate, and professional students that inspire them to innovate, agitate, and lead with integrity.”

The annual U.S. News ranking is based on an evaluation of hundreds of education schools across the United States. The ranking methodology has four categories: quality assessment, research activity, student selectivity, and faculty resources.

Founded in 1910, the Pitt School of Education has more than 33,000 alumni in nearly 90 countries worldwide. The school offers a wide range of degree and certificate programs across education, health and physical activity, and human development. 

The school has academic departments in Educational Foundations, Organizations, and Policy, Health and Human Development, and Teaching, Learning, and Leading.

The Pitt School of Education supports leading centers, institutes, and sustained initiatives, including the Center for Urban Education, Office of Child Development, and Healthy Lifestyle Institute. The school is also affiliated with the Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School, a private kindergarten through eighth grade laboratory school of the University of Pittsburgh.

During the past academic year, the Pitt School of Education undertook several important initiatives:

  • Announced the creation of a new four-year bachelor’s degree program in teacher education

  • Established the “Genius, Joy, and Love” summer academy to encourage Black high school students to pursue a career in education

  • Created a new master’s and PhD degree program in education policy

Learn More

The University of Pittsburgh School of Education is actively recruiting students who want to become leaders in education. Contact us at soeinfo@pitt.edu to learn more.