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– U.S. News 2023-24 Ranking Includes 6 Connecticut Graduate Schools

CONNECTICUT — U.S. News and World Report recently unveiled its annual rankings, placing six Connecticut colleges among the top in the nation. These rankings serve as a valuable resource for prospective graduate students, offering insights into various disciplines such as business, education, engineering, health, nursing, public affairs, and science.

While the rankings for the best medical schools, engineering schools, and clinical psychology programs are yet to be revealed, this year’s edition highlights the transformative power of education and provides expanded data on specialized graduate degree programs.

According to LaMont Jones, managing editor for education at U.S. News, the decision of where to pursue graduate studies can be daunting due to the abundance of schools offering unique and high-quality programs. The Best Graduate Schools rankings aim to assist prospective students in finding the most suitable educational path to achieve their career goals successfully.

In Connecticut, several graduate schools received recognition in various categories:

Business (Full-Time):

  • Yale University secured the 7th position, climbing from 8th place last year.


  • University of Connecticut ranked 34th (previously 31st)
  • Central Connecticut State University claimed the 197th spot (up from 206th)
  • University of Hartford stood at 227th place (compared to 226th last year)


  • Yale University shared the top position with Stanford University, maintaining its No. 1 rank from the previous year.
  • University of Connecticut ranked 55th (previously 71st)
  • Quinnipiac University secured the 143rd spot (previously 146th)


  • Yale University maintained its 28th position
  • Fairfield University improved to 58th place (previously 73rd)
  • Quinnipiac University shared the 87th spot (previously 73rd)

Additionally, new rankings for graduate programs in public affairs, nonprofit management, homeland security and emergency management, computer science, and artificial intelligence are now available. The methodologies for these rankings vary based on the discipline and graduate degree level.

Notable highlights from the rankings include:

  • University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) and Stanford University tied for the top spot in the full-time MBA category, with the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and Northwestern University following closely.
  • Stanford University and Yale University shared the No. 1 rank for law schools, with the University of Chicago at No. 3, and Duke University, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, and University of Virginia tying for the 4th spot.
  • Teachers College at Columbia University and University of Wisconsin jointly secured the No. 1 position for graduate schools in education, while Northwestern University, the University of Pennsylvania, and University of Wisconsin-Madison shared the 3rd spot.
  • Emory University (Woodruff) and Johns Hopkins University tied for the top spot for obtaining a Master’s Degree in nursing, with Duke University following closely at No. 3.