Moving up

Image caption: School of Education now rated second in nation

Credit: Will Kirk / Johns Hopkins University

The School of Education now ranks No. 2 in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2014 list of the Best Graduate Schools of Education. The school moved up from a No. 6 spot last year and a No. 18 ranking prior to that.

Such recognition "confirms our school's place as a national leader in education reform through research and teaching," said David Andrews, dean of the School of Education, adding that the ranking "reflects our vision to challenge the accepted and transcend conventional boundaries to improve learning outcomes worldwide."

Johns Hopkins is in good company; other universities currently ranked in the top five for their graduate education programs are Vanderbilt University, Harvard University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Stanford University. The School of Education is among seven Johns Hopkins graduate programs ranked in the top 25 this year by U.S. News.