Health Librarianship Maintains No. 1 U.S. News Ranking

Issue Date: 
April 26, 2009

In the latest edition of the U.S. News & World Report newsstand guidebook America’s Best Graduate Schools, Pitt has maintained its No. 1 position in the Library & Information Studies Specialties category of Health Librarianship, last ranked in 2006. Other rankings in the book show advances in a number of Pitt graduate programs, according to the publication’s 2009 methodology.

Highlights of these rankings will appear in the May print issue of U.S. News & World Report magazine. Both the guidebook and magazine will be available for newsstand purchase on April 28.

The book shows that within the Library & Information Studies Specialties rubric Pitt also ranked highly in Archives and Preservation, tied with the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor for 2nd place; in Information Systems, at No. 6; and in School Library Media, at No. 8, tied with the University of Hawaii-Manoa. The School of Information Sciences ranked

No. 10 within the overall Library & Information Studies category, tied with Simmons College, the University of Maryland-College Park, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Within the School of Medicine Specialties category, Pitt advanced to No. 3 in Women’s Health, up from No. 4 in 2008, and to No. 10 in Geriatrics, up from No. 11 last year. Pitt’s School of Medicine moved to 13th place from its ranking of 14th last year in the overall Schools of Medicine-Research category, tied with the University of Chicago, and to 17th place from 20th last year in the overall Schools of Medicine-Primary Care category, tied with Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.

In the overall Schools of Education category, Pitt’s School of Education advanced to 32nd place from 36th place in 2008, tied with George Washington University and the University of Iowa. Within Social Sciences & Humanities Ph.D. Programs, last surveyed in 2005, Pitt ranked 35th in English, up from 36th, tied with the University of Maryland-College Park and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and 36th in Psychology, up from 55th, tied with Arizona State University, Emory University, and the University of Oregon. The Swanson School of Engineering remained in the Schools of Engineering top 50 list at No. 49; this is the third consecutive year that the Swanson School has been in the top 50.