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The John Glenn School of Public Affairs jumped up seven places, to 29 from 36, in the rankings of public affairs graduate schools in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools. Overall, the Glenn School has advanced 13 points from when it was first ranked in 2004. This places the Glenn School in the top 10 percent of public affairs programs in the United States.

“I am pleased but not surprised that our peers are recognizing the advances the Glenn School has made since it was formed in 2006,” said Dr. Charles Wise, the founding director of the Glenn School. “The quality of Glenn School faculty and our programs are becoming better known and the jump in our ranking is an indication of that.”

U.S.News & World Report also ranked specialties within the schools surveyed. “We have placed emphasis on increasing our capacity in public management, public finance, and public policy, and these rankings in the specialties reflect the growing strength of our faculty in these areas,” Wise said.

There are 268 public affairs graduate school in the United States that were part of the assessment ranking and U.S. News made no changes to the 2013 Best Graduate Schools ranking methodology for them.

In Ohio, the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State is ranked number 42, the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University ranked 104, Bowling Green State University and Kent State are ranked 121, University of Dayton is ranked 149, University of Toledo and Wright State are ranked 161.