The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) is a top graduate school in education, according to the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools ranking.

Graduate degrees included in this ranking include the Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Education and Doctor of Education. According a a press release from UNI, nearly 32 percent of teachers and 37 percent of school administrators in Iowa are UNI graduates.

The College of Education is also a member of The Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate (CPED), a consortium of more than 80 colleges and schools of education that have committed resources to work together to undertake a critical examination of the Doctorate in Education (EdD).

UNI’s College of Business Administration was also recognized in the rankings, being named a best part-time MBA program. UNIBusiness is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the gold standard of business school accreditation and a distinction earned by fewer than 5 percent of business schools worldwide.

Graduate schools are evaluated on standardized test scores of newly enrolled students, opinions from experts on each program’s quality, acceptance rates and other criteria.

“This award recognizes the excellent work of UNI’s graduate faculty and students,” said April Chatham-Carpenter, interim associate provost for academic affairs and interim dean of the Graduate College. “UNI’s nationally and internationally recognized faculty provide graduate students with personalized experiences to help them meet their individual goals and career aspirations. By participating in research, creative activity and community service, UNI graduate students are prepared to be leaders in the workplace and community and to make a difference in the lives of others.”

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