BGSU graduate programs ranked among best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - Bowling Green State University graduate programs continue to be ranked among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report in its 2023-24 Best Graduate School Rankings, with the University's education and executive MBA programs hailed among the nation's top schools. 

“These rankings reaffirm that we’re delivering a high-quality education, and I applaud our faculty and staff for their hard work and dedication to student success,” said Dr. Joe B. Whitehead Jr., provost and senior vice president for academic and student affairs. “As a public university committed to creating public good, we work continuously to ensure that a BGSU education is accessible in person and online and prepares our graduates to lead productive and meaningful lives.”

The executive master of business administration program rose in the ranks to No. 125 overall, up from No. 163. This U.S. News and World Report ranking recognizes BGSU as the No. 1 public university program in northern Ohio, and No. 4 among all Ohio public universities. Overall, the University has one of the top 25 business programs in the Midwest.

The University’s graduate program in education continues to be highly regarded and is ranked as one of the top five programs in Ohio by U.S. News & World Report. The program ranks in the top 20 in the Midwest among public universities and is No. 138 overall in the nation. 

In addition to the executive MBA and education successes, BGSU holds the distinction of being ranked No. 6 among Ohio public universities for its graduate programs in chemistry (150th nationally), mathematics (173rd nationally) and public affairs (182nd nationally).

Each year, U.S. News & World Report ranks graduate school programs in business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing, including specialties in each area. For the 2023-2024 rankings, there were several methodology changes. For some disciplines, including education and business, there was more of an emphasis on outcome measures and less emphasis on reputation and selectivity this year, which led to some shifts in the rankings. For all full-time programs for which U.S. News collects statistics from schools, the reputation factor, for instance, went from a weight of 40% of a school's overall ranking to 25%.

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Updated: 04/25/2023 11:18AM