Houston higher education centers make the grade on list of nation's Best Graduate Schools
The experts at U.S. News & World Report have published the 2013 Best Graduate Schools Ranking based on the program quality, admissions selectivity and more, and four Houston institutes of higher education make the cut.
Baylor College of Medicine tied for No. 24 on the Best Medical Schools for Primary Care along with Brown University (Alpert), Johns Hopkins University, Ohio State University and University of Pittsburgh — up from No. 49 in last year's ranking. BCM ranked No. 8 for a specialty in pediatrics.
BCM also improved on the list of Best Medical Schools for Research, rising from No. 31 to a tie for No. 18 alongside Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Northwestern University (Feinberg). The University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston ranked No. 55 in that category.
The diverse offerings of Rice University made high notes: Its Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business ranked No. 30 in the nation, with high marks for its part-time MBA program — No. 17 nationwide. Rice's George R. Brown School of Engineering took No. 32 on the list.
The University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering ranked No. 76 on the list of Best Engineering Schools, and the C.T. Bauer College of Business ranked No. 96 among the Best Business Schools (its part-time MBA program took No. 73).
The Law Center at the University of Houston took No. 48 in the Top Law Schools category, with high rankings in healthcare law (No. 8), intellectual property law (No. 7) and part-time law (No. 16) specialties.