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**Top Rankings Awarded to O’Neill School Public Affairs Program in Latest U.S. News Report**

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The 2024-25 U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate School rankings unveiled today showcase Indiana University’s strong performance, with 16 graduate programs and specialty areas securing positions in the nation’s top 10 and a total of 32 programs ranking in the top 20. IU stands out as the leader in Indiana for the highest number of top 10 and top 20 graduate programs and specialties. Notably, only seven public universities nationwide and two Big Ten schools surpass IU in the number of top 20 programs and specialty areas.

Indiana University Bloomington excelled in the public affairs graduate program category, securing the most No. 1 specialty rankings among all public schools. The O’Neill School, part of IU, claimed the top spot among public institutions and ranked second nationally in public affairs graduate programs, maintaining its exceptional performance for the eighth consecutive year.

President of Indiana University, Pamela Whitten, expressed pride in the university’s graduate programs, emphasizing the significant impact of dedicated faculty and outstanding programs on Indiana University’s reputation. The commitment to transformative research, innovation, and community betterment resonates through the achievements of students and alumni, enriching Indiana, the nation, and the global community.

The O’Neill School at Indiana University Bloomington achieved top rankings in specialty areas such as environmental policy and management, public finance and budgeting, public management and leadership, and nonprofit management. Notably, the O’Neill School dominated the nonprofit management category, securing both the first and second positions nationally. The Bloomington campus excelled in 14 specialty areas, with nine specialties ranking in the top 10. The Indianapolis public affairs program also demonstrated strength, with four specialty areas ranking in the top 20.

Dean Siân Mooney of the O’Neill School expressed immense pride in the school’s accomplishments, particularly in nonprofit management, where O’Neill holds the top two spots nationally across its Bloomington and Indianapolis locations. The school’s consistent ranking among the top public affairs schools reflects the dedication and success of its faculty and students.

Overall, Indiana University emerged as the top-ranking institution in the state for the total number of top 10 and top 20 graduate programs and specialty areas in the latest U.S. News Best Graduate School Rankings. The Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses contributed significantly to IU’s success, with an increase in top programs this year.

The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington secured a notable position, ranking No. 5 among public universities and No. 20 overall, marking its highest ranking since 2012. The school excelled in six graduate specialties, including marketing (No. 17), production/operations (No. 18), and management (No. 19). The entrepreneurship program claimed the 7th spot, while the accounting program ranked 10th. Additionally, the part-time MBA program at the Indianapolis campus saw an improvement, securing the 13th position.

The School of Education at Indiana University received commendable rankings, with four specialty areas ranking in the top 10 and three more in the top 20, surpassing previous years’ rankings. Noteworthy specialties include student counseling and personnel services (No. 3), elementary teacher education (No. 5), secondary teacher education (No. 8), and higher education administration (No. 9).

IU’s excellence extends across various programs, with additional rankings to be announced by U.S. News for Best Medical Schools and Best Clinical Psychology Programs at a later date.