Temple professional, grad programs rise in ‘U.S. News’ rankings
Fueled in part by job placement rates, Law School rankings hit an all-time high.
Updated July 10, 2018
Professional and graduate programs at four Temple schools and colleges—the Beasley School of Law, the College of Education and the College of Engineering—have surged in the U.S. News rankings since the 2015 edition, with the law school reaching a historic high.
“These rankings reaffirm what our faculty and students know to be true—indeed, what they have worked together to create—Temple is a red-hot institution that provides education of the highest quality and fosters world-class research,” said Temple President Neil D. Theobald.
“We have no intention of resting,” he added. “We expect our rankings to maintain an upward trajectory that keeps pace with the university’s momentum.”
In the latest U.S. News rankings, the Beasley School of Law’s rank rose nine spots to No. 52 in the nation, also an all-time high for the school. The Law School has vaulted 20 places in the Best Grad Schools rankings in only five years. Temple Law joined the University of Pennsylvania Law School as the only law schools in Pennsylvania to earn a rank in the top 70. Several Temple Law specialty programs also retained their perennially elite rankings, including trial advocacy (ranked No. 2 in the nation every year since the 2009 edition), legal writing (No. 11) and international law (No. 14). Temple Law’s part-time law program rose three places in the 2016 edition of Best Grad Schools to No. 7 in the nation.
“What is particularly gratifying to the university—and will be of interest to prospective professional students—is the significant growth in employment rates of graduates from the Beasley School of Law,” said Temple Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Hai-Lung Dai. “The university’s investment in supporting faculty, improving facilities and assisting students has resulted in sound educational practices, fueling the ascent in national rankings and the sense that employers want our graduates because a Temple education is the springboard for success in the global workforce.”
Dai also commented that the rise in rankings of Temple’s graduate programs in education and engineering reflects increases in research expenditures. The College of Education climbed seven spots to No. 56 in the nation and the College of Engineering jumped nine places to No. 127. Four Temple engineering specialty programs were ranked in U.S. News’ Best Grad Schools: computer engineering (No. 95), mechanical engineering (No. 100), civil engineering (No. 105) and electrical engineering (No. 105).
Ranked No. 55 for research, Temple’s School of Medicine retained its status as one of the top research-oriented medical schools in the nation. The School of Medicine earned the second-highest research ranking of all medical schools in Philadelphia and the third-highest in the state.
The Best Grad Schools rankings are available online. A print guidebook will be on sale in early April.