Temple University’s graduate programs and professional schools are being ranked among the top in the country in the 2017 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools.
The Beasley School of Law progressed to No. 52 in the nation up from No. 50 last year, while the Tyler School of Art has retained it’s spot in the top 15. The Fox school of business has also maintained its prestigious position as one of the country’s premier business schools at No. 41.
Factors that contributed to the rankings included employment rates, research activity, and student-to-faculty ratios. Temple University President Neil Theobald seemed very pleased with the university’s performance in the rankings.
“Temple has an outstanding and broad array of graduate and professional programs,” said President Theobald. “Breakthrough performance by our faculty builds breakthrough eras, and these rankings are further evidence of Temple’s unprecedented momentum.”
Temple’s success in the rankings comes during what has been a historic year for the university. Incoming freshman applications are breaking records and the school’s athletic programs have been prospering. Last fall, Temple received its highest position ever, at No. 115, in the 2016 edition of U.S. News’ Best Colleges.
In February, Temple also went from the “high research activity” category in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education to the “highest research activity” classification, placing Temple among the top four percent of all four-year institutions in the country.
By making the U.S. News’ top 50 list, Beasley and the University of Pennsylvania Law School are the only regional schools included in the report’s top tier. Several of the programs at the Beasley School of Law, including international law, legal writing, part-time programs, and trial advocacy, received national recognition and are listed as the best of their specialties in Pennsylvania.
The success of Temple University and its students seems to have gained full momentum, with no signs of it slowing down anytime soon.