Cornell University’s veterinary medicine graduate program came out on top in U.S. News and World Report’s 2012 rankings of “Best Graduate Schools.”
The rankings, released today, highlight the top programs in business, law, medicine, education, engineering and health, which veterinary medicine falls under, among other specialties.
University of California, Davis ranked No. 2 while Colorado State University and North Carolina State University tied at No. 3 in the veterinary medicine category.
All the health rankings are based on the results of peer assessment surveys sent to deans, other administrators and/or faculty at accredited degree programs or schools in each discipline, according to U.S. News and World Report. Respondents rated the academic quality of programs on a five-point scale: outstanding (5), strong (4), good (3), adequate (2) or marginal (1).
Cornell University scored 4.5, U.C. Davis scored 4.2 and Colorado and North Carolina State Universities both scored 4.1.
Only fully accredited programs in good standing during the survey period are ranked, the magazine noted. For veterinary schools, accreditation is by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Twenty-eight veterinary schools were surveyed this year.
The rankings are as follows:
#1 Cornell University
#2 University of California–Davis
#3 Colorado State University
#3 North Carolina State University
#5 Ohio State University
#5 University of Pennsylvania
#5 University of Wisconsin–Madision
#8 Texas A&M University–College Station
#9 Michigan State Unviversity
#9 University of Georgia
#9 University of Minnesota–Twin Cities
#12 University of Florida
#13 Tufts University
#14 Purdue University–West Lafayette
#15 Auburn University
#15 Washington State Universtiy
#17 Iowa State University
#17 Virginia Tech/University of Maryland
#19 University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign
#19 University of Missouri
#22 Louisiana State University–Baton Rouge
#24 Mississippi State University
#25 Oklahoma State University
#26 Oregon State University
* Tuskegee University and Western University of Health Sciences were not ranked.