Rankings & Recognition

The University of Kansas is a major research university with global reach. We consistently earn recognition among popular rankings.

 

KU Overall

  • #5 Best School for Veterans among Tier 1 research institutions, Military Friendly Schools, 2021
  • #9 Best Public College for Military Veterans, Military Times, 2019
  • #28 Best Value Schools, US News & World Report, 2021
  • #56 Best Public Colleges for Veterans, US News & World Report, 2021
  • #60 Top Public National University, US News & World Report, 2021
  • #284 Best Global Universities, US News & World Report, 2021

Highlighted School & Program Rankings

KU graduate programs ranked in the top 10 among public universities include:

  • #1 ranked Local Government Management graduate program, US News & World Report, 2022
  • #1 ranked Special Education graduate program (in person and online), US News & World Report, 2022
  • #6 ranked Physical Therapy graduate program, US News & World Report, 2022
  • #6 ranked Public Management and Leadership graduate program, US News & World Report, 2022
  • #6 ranked Speech Language Pathology graduate program, US News & World Report, 2022
  • #8 ranked Medicine - Primary Care, US News & World Report, 2022
  • #9 ranked Occupational Therapy graduate program, US News & World Report, 2022
  • #9 ranked School of Education, US News & World Report, 2022
  • #10 ranked Audiology graduate program, US News & World Report, 2022

Other Recognitions

  • 1 of 7 public University Honors Programs to receive the top 'Five Mortarboard' rating, Inside Honors, 2018-2019
  • Designated a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education, National League of Nursing, 2017-2022
  • Named to Transfer Honor Roll, Phi Theta Kappa, 2020
  • #19 ranked Urology program, US News & World Report, 2019-2020
  • #22 in the nation for undergraduate study abroad participation among public doctoral-granting institutions, Open Doors Report, 2020
  • #26 ranked Geriatrics program, US News & World Report, 2019-2020
  • #27 ranked Neurology & Neurosurgery program, US News & World Report, 2019-2020

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