Department of Special Education and Communicative Disorders Ranked in "Top 25"

Department of Special Education and Communicative Disorder Named as "Top 25 Grad Special Education Program" in Country is pleased to announce its 4th Annual Fall 2015 Rankings of the Top Special Education Graduate Programs according to grad students.  The rankings are based solely on ratings and reviews from current or recent graduate students posted on
Program rankings, compiled using data gathered between September 1, 2012 and September 30, 2015, encompass reviews posted by more than 75,000 students participating in over 1,600 graduate programs nationwide.  Ratings are based on a 10 star system (with 1 being the worst and 10 being the best).
The Top 25 Grad Special Education Programs are listed below:

1             University of Pittsburgh
2             Vanderbilt University
3             Barry University
4             Florida International University
5             CUNY Lehman College
6             Arizona State University
7             The Ohio State University
8             California State University Dominguez Hills
9             The University of Texas at Austin
10           Fordham University
11           San Francisco State University
12           California State University Stanislaus
13           University of Maryland C
14           The City College of New York
15           George Mason University
16           Pace University-
17           Eastern Michigan University
18           Rivier University
19           California State University Los Angeles
20           Hunter College
21           California State University San Marcos
22           College of Staten Island
23           SUNY at Plattsburgh
24           Montclair State University
25           The University of Tennessee Knoxville
METHODOLOGY reaches current and recent graduate students through scholarship entries as well as social media platforms. assigns 15 ranking categories to each graduate program at each graduate school.  Rankings cover a variety of student topics such as academic competitiveness, career support, financial aid and quality of network.
For a given graduate program, rankings are determined by calculating the average score for each program based on the 15 ranking categories.  These scores are then compared across all ranked schools for that program and are translated into a final ranking for that graduate program, i.e., “business and management”.  A given graduate program is not ranked until a minimum threshold of graduate student surveys is completed for that program.