LMU's School of Education Jumps Nine Spots in U.S. News Rankings

Mar 12, 2013, 17:04 ET from Loyola Marymount University

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Loyola Marymount University's School of Education was again among the top-ranked schools in U.S. News & World Report's latest edition of "Best Graduate Schools."  SOE shares No. 74 out of the 278 graduate schools surveyed – an increase of nine places over last year.

In the past three years SOE has jumped 57 places in the rankings and is the fourth-highest ranked Jesuit institution in the country and the ninth-ranked school of education in California.

"Our continued rise in the U.S. News survey is a testament to the impact our students, faculty, staff and alumni have on Los Angeles, the state and the national education community," said Shane P. Martin, dean and professor of the School of Education. "This is great recognition for our excellent educator preparation programs, innovative research and collaborative partnerships."

There are more than 1,500 schools, colleges and departments of education in the nation.

For more information about the LMU School of Education, please visit http://soe.lmu.edu.

About Loyola Marymount University

Located between the Pacific Ocean and downtown Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University is a comprehensive university offering 60 major programs, 36 master's degrees and a doctoral degree in education from four colleges, two schools and Loyola Law School. Founded in 1911, LMU is ranked third in "Best Regional Universities/West" by U.S. News & World Report. LMU is the largest Jesuit Catholic university for undergraduates on the West Coast with more than 5,900 undergraduate students and more than 3,000 graduate and law students. For more LMU news and events, please visit www.lmu.edu/news.

SOURCE Loyola Marymount University