UNC Charlotte Racks Up in U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Ranking on Top Graduate Schools

    From the Charlotte Business Journal

    UNC Charlotte has landed on U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Graduate Schools for 2024, snagging 19 top-100 rankings.

    Those annual rankings aim to help prospective graduate students identify schools that best fit their needs. It evaluates programs from business and education to social sciences and nursing.

    “It’s clear the word is getting out about the world-class teaching, mentoring and research opportunities available here at Charlotte,” Chancellor Sharon Gaber says.

    Topping that list is the university’s part-time MBA program, which ranked No. 45. The Belk College of Business offers that program. This year’s ranking — up two spots from last year — is the highest among public universities in North Carolina.

    UNC Charlotte’s Gerald G. Fox Master of Public Administration program snagged the No. 57 spot overall. That places it among the top 21% of ranked programs nationwide. The program, offered through the College of Humanities & Earth and Social Sciences, also earned three specialty rankings in the top 25: local government management, nonprofit management and public finance.  

    The College of Health and Human Services’ social work program came in at No. 67, up five spots from the previous ranking. Other programs in that college to rank in the top 100 are certified registered nurse anesthetist, public health and health-care management.

    Graduate programs in the Cato College of Education rank No. 71 overall. The College of Computing and Informatics ranks among the top-100 computer science schools, coming in at No. 96.

    UNC Charlotte was also recognized by U.S. News in February as one of the top-10 providers of online education. It ranked No. 7 — its third consecutive year in the top 10.

    UNC Charlotte first launched its graduate programs in 1969. It now has over 6,300 students enrolled in more than 150 master’s and doctoral programs. It reached record enrollment with 6,317 students last fall.

    Also last fall, UNC Charlotte achieved a coveted spot among the top-100 public universities in the country, according to U.S. News. 

    The preceding article originally appeared on April 9, 2024 at the Charlotte Business Journal’s website and is made available here for educational purposes only. This constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 U.S.C. section 106A-117 of the U.S. Copyright Law