April 2, 2001
U.S. News releases
By Jan Gleason
Emorys medical and business schools are among the Top 25 schools
in America, according to the U.S. News & World Report Americas
Best Graduate School guide for 2002. These rankings will be reported
in the issue due on newsstands April 9.
The School of Medicines ranked 22nd among research-oriented medical
schools and 41st among primary-care-oriented schools. The Goizueta Business
Schools MBA program ranked 23rd, and its executive MBA program placed
10th. The School of Law ranked 27th, and its trial advocacy program was
ranked ninth. In other ratings new this year, Emorys graduate programs
in history and clinical psychology both ranked 25th.
These figures show a slight decrease from last year, when Emory was 19th
in research-oriented medical schools and 40th in primary-care-oriented
schools; Goizueta was ranked 21st, and the law school was ranked 26th.
In terms of research schools, weve hovered around the same
spot on the needle for the past five years, since making a move up from
24 in 1996, said Medical Dean Thomas Lawley. Two or three
points on the 100-point scalea scale made up of reputation, research
dollars, tuition and other measurescan mean the difference between
being 22nd or 16th. But for our sizewere the third-smallest
medical school ranked in the top 25weve done extremely well
over recent years in the measures that matter most to us. We believe well
continue to do well as our research dollars (about a third of the ranking
system) go up and our reputation catches up with the great things were
Many of the categories of schools and programs were not re-surveyed this
year, so last years rankings remain current. That means the medical
schools physical therapy program remains third among its peers;
the physician assistant program remains fourth in the nation; the Rollins
School of Public Health stays at No. 11; and the Nell Hodgson Woodruff
School of Nursing remains 32nd.
On another front, the nursing school just learned it has climbed from No. 37 to No. 20 in 2000 NIH funding to nursing schools. This is particularly impressive because we are the new kid on the block with our Ph.D. program, and no NIH training dollars are figured into our totalit is based purely on research, said Dean Marla Salmon.