March 26, 2012

‘U.S. News’ releases rankings of Best Graduate Schools

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has returned to the No. 2 spot on U.S. News & World Report’s list of the nation’s top medical schools, second only to perennial No. 1, Harvard. Johns Hopkins was ranked No. 2 for 13 years—from 1991 to 2004—when it was bumped to No. 3 by Washington University in St. Louis. In 2005, it regained the No. 2 ranking and kept it until 2010, when it was rated third behind Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania. In the latest rankings, Hopkins and Penn are tied for No. 2.

Taking a new position on the magazine’s list of Best Graduate Schools is the Johns Hopkins School of Education, tied at No. 6 this year, up from No. 18. Engineering remains tied at No. 26, with a No. 1 spot in the specialty rankings for Bioengineering/Biomedical.