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### UNO’s College of Public Affairs and Community Service Ranks in Top 30 Nationwide in U.S. News’ 2024 ‘Best Graduate Schools’ Rankings

Students seeking top-tier education in public affairs can discover an exceptional academic environment at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) (CPACS) as per the latest “Best Graduate Schools Rankings” for 2024 by U.S. News and World Report.

In the recent rankings, UNO’s comprehensive programs secured a joint position at No. 26 nationwide. Furthermore, various specialized public administration fields received commendable rankings:

  • Public Finance and Budgeting at No. 6
  • Local Government ranking No. 11
  • Nonprofit Management positioned at No. 12
  • Public Management sharing the No. 31 spot

Additionally, noteworthy rankings include the College of Business Administration at No. 95, Computer Science at No. 87, and Speech-Language Pathology at No. 66.

Dr. John Bartle, Dean of CPACS, expressed his contentment with UNO’s consistent acclaim, highlighting, “UNO’s School of Public Administration maintains its prestigious standing, ranking alongside esteemed institutions like Texas A&M, University of Kansas, University of Maryland, and University of Kentucky. Our faculty’s extensive expertise and the innovative learning environment attract students globally, reinforcing our leadership in the field and enhancing our reputation.”

Dr. Craig Maher, Director of the School of Public Administration, credits the recognition to the unwavering commitment of faculty, staff, and students, supported by the university. Maher emphasized, “Our programs deliver unparalleled quality and assistance, empowering students with the necessary skills to effectively address contemporary challenges.”

Dr. Juan Casas, Dean of Graduate Studies, lauded the acclaimed programs within CPACS, stating, “The highly ranked programs within CPACS continue to be a source of pride for the university. These programs offer exceptional quality and rigor, providing world-class training in a nurturing, student-focused environment that prepares individuals to achieve their career goals and tackle present-day challenges effectively.”

The 2024 “Best Graduate Schools Rankings” supplement U.S. News and World Report’s 2024 online program rankings, recognizing UNO’s online criminology and criminal justice graduate program, also housed within CPACS.

Established in 1972, CPACS stands as the sole college in the University of Nebraska system exclusively dedicated to public affairs and civic engagement. It upholds a statewide mission of combining superior education with professional services to empower students aiming to enhance their communities.

For further details on UNO’s array of graduate programs, interested individuals can explore the university’s official website.