BC Grad Schools Maintain Prestige in U.S. News and World Report Rankings

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When U.S. News & World Report released its “Best Grad School” rankings for 2017 on Mar. 16, Boston College graduate schools maintained their spot at the top of several lists.

BC’s Graduate School of Social Work ranked the highest out of BC grad schools, in the number 10 spot. The school followed universities’ social work schools including Columbia, University of Chicago, and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

BC Law ranked 30th overall, climbing in the rankings four spots from last year. The Connell School of Nursing also ascended to 33rd place, up one spot from the 2016 rankings.

The Lynch School of Education ranked the highest of all the Jesuit universities in the 23rd spot.
The Carroll School of Management remained in the top 50 MBA programs in the country. It was also noted that finance ranked 12th and accounting ranked 16th in specialty programs.

“I am pleased to see this recognition of the excellence of a range of graduate programs across the University, and I applaud the faculty and deans in the schools for all their efforts on behalf of our programs and our students,” Provost and Dean of Faculties David Quigley said to the Office of News and Public Affairs. “Graduate and professional education at Boston College enables us to advance our mission in important ways, most notably by training young women and men for leadership in the professions.”