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Tippie School of Management, Graduate Programs Make U.S. News' Top 25 Rankings

The Tippie School of Management and two other graduate programs in the Tippie College rank among the top 25 public graduate business programs in the country in the latest rankings by U.S. News and World Report. The Tippie School of Management was ranked 22nd among public business schools. That's up two spots from last year's ranking of 24.

The MBA program was 44th among all colleges and universities this year, up five spots from last year's ranking of 49.

Among top 50 schools, Tippie had the fifth highest placement ranking among public schools, seventh overall, with 95.2 percent of its graduates employed within three months of graduation. It also had the second lowest tuition and fees among public MBA programs in the top 50, third overall.

Two graduate specialty programs at Tippie were also ranked among the top by U.S. News. Accounting ranked 11th among public universities and 21st overall; the doctoral program in economics ranked 15th among public universities, 34th overall.

"Since the current economic situation is prompting more people to pursue graduate studies, it continues to be critical for the Tippie College to maintain our strong graduate programs," said Curt Hunter, dean of the Tippie College of Business. "We're pleased we were able to strengthen our position in the rankings despite these difficult and challenging economic times. Tippie's commitment to graduate education continues to produce top business leaders, researchers, and professors for the state, nation, and world."

Highlights of graduate school rankings are scheduled for publication in the May print issue of U.S. News & World Report magazine, available for newsstand purchase as of April 28. The America's Best Graduate Schools guidebook will also be available for purchase as of April 28. All of the information in the printed guide, plus deeper rankings that are available only online, may be found at www.usnews.com. A subscription is required to access all of the data.

Each year, U.S. News ranks graduate programs in the areas of business, education, engineering, law, and medicine. These rankings are based on two types of data: expert opinion about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research, and students. For the rankings in all five areas, indicator and opinion data come from surveys of more than 1,500 programs and some 11,000 academics and other professionals that were conducted in 2008.


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