U.S. News & World Report Ranks TTUHSC Among Best Graduate Schools for 2024

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U.S. News & World Report unveiled its 2023-2024 rankings for Best Graduate Schools earlier this month. Out of over 800 graduate schools surveyed, several Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) programs were named among the top 100 programs from across the nation. The U.S. News & World Report is considered a global authority in education rankings. 

The U.S. News & World Report named the TTUHSC School of Medicine as one of the top primary care medical schools in the country (ranked 19th out of 193). Of the top 20 primary care schools, the school was ranked third as one of the most affordable primary care programs.

These recognitions don’t just stop at ranking programs. U.S. News & World Report also offers rankings based on a school’s service to underprivileged areas and service to rural populations. According to the report, these rankings chose medical schools by the percentage of each school’s 2013-2015 medical and osteopathic graduates practicing direct patient care in medically underserved areas, also known as Health Professional Shortage Areas. Similarly, the service to rural populations rankings selected medical schools by the percentage of each school’s 2013-2015 medical and osteopathic graduates practicing direct patient care in rural areas of the United States. The areas are defined using the USDA Rural-Urban Continuum Classification.

TTUHSC School of Medicine ranked 44th out of 161 schools with the Most Graduates Practicing in Medically Underserved Areas, 35th out of 162 – Most Graduates Practicing in Primary Care Fields, 33rd out of 162 – Most Graduates Practicing in Rural Areas and 19th out of 193 – Best Medical Schools in Primary Care.

The TTUHSC School of Nursing ranked 23rd out of 603 for Best Nursing Schools: Master’s. Additionally, the school ranked 22nd out of 354 – Best Nursing Schools: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). 

Other TTUHSC Graduate School rankings include:

  • The TTUHSC School of Nursing ranked 30th for the Nursing Midwifery program.
  • The School of Health Professions ranked 23rd for occupational therapy. 
  • The Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy ranked 46th in pharmacy schools.

The mentioned programs are only a few of a long list that made the top 100 in their respective categories. Designed for prospective students looking to further their education beyond college, the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings evaluate programs in a variety of disciplines including business, education, engineering, law, medicine, nursing and science.

For more of TTUHSC’s rankings, see the comprehensive list on the U.S. News & World Report’s website.

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