One of the most visible sets of rankings for U.S. graduate schools shuffled many of UNC’s programs’ placements on the prestigious list.
Many members of the UNC faculty agreed that the U.S. News and World Report graduate rankings, released Tuesday, are important in attracting talented students and faculty, but some of them questioned the methods used to compile the list.
Sridhar Balasubramanian, associate dean of the MBA Program in the Kenan-Flagler Business School, said administrators are still not satisfied with the program’s ranking of 19th in the nation.
“It is good to be ranked in the top 20, but we are not happy with where we are,” he said. “We have to continue to push forward.”
The sought-after rankings are based on expert peer assessments and statistical indicators such as test scores, GPA, acceptance rates and employment rates for graduates, according to the U.S. News and World report website.