UC Santa Cruz graduate programs rank among best in nation in U.S. News survey

UC Santa Cruz graduate programs rank among the best in the nation in the latest survey by U.S. News and World Report.

The U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 Best Graduate Schools guide evaluates graduate schools in business, education, engineering, law, medicine, nursing, social work, criminology, public affairs, and the sciences. UC Santa Cruz graduate programs rank:

  • 10th in geophysics and seismology
  • 19th in Earth sciences
  • 37th in physics
  • 58th in computer science
  • 62nd in biology
  • 71st in mathematics
  • 79th in chemistry
  • 86th in engineering
  • 89th in education

The annual Best Graduate Schools rankings are based on expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research output, and student achievement, according to U.S News.

Graduate programs in the social sciences and humanities were ranked in 2018, when UC Santa Cruz was ranked 35th in English, 53rd in economics, 71st in sociology, and 79th in history.