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Top Ranked Programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked eight University of Dayton programs among the top in the nation in its latest guide on “The Best Graduate Schools.”

The 2019 edition features the University for education, engineering and law programs. It also highlights the part-time master of business administration and master of public administration degrees, as well as the electrical, aerospace and mechanical engineering programs. Notably, the University tied for the top spot among Catholic institutions and 54th overall for graduate engineering with the University of Notre Dame.

The rankings — a resource widely used by prospective students considering graduate school — are based on “two types of data: expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research and students,” according to U.S. News.

“This recognition reflects the University of Dayton’s reputation as a top-tier national Catholic research institution and goes to the heart of our mission to prepare students as bold thinkers and servant leaders who use their gifts and talents to make a positive impact on the world,” said Provost Paul Benson.

Full information on the rankings is available on the U.S. News website at


News and Communications Staff