News from the Bush School

The Bush School Ranked Top 12 Percent in US News and World Report Magazine

March 21, 2012

March 19, 2012

The Bush School of Government and Public Service is now ranked in the top 12 percent of the 266 graduate public affairs schools in the nation, according to rankings published in US News & World Report magazine.

The School placed three places higher than the last national ranking posted by the magazine, placing 33rd among both public and private public affairs graduate programs and 21st among public universities. 

Acting Dean Andrew Card noted that this positive change reflects the increasing reputation of the Bush School’s academic programs.
“This latest ranking is a testament to the quality of our faculty, our students and the School’s focus on leadership development,” Card said. “Our faculty consistently contributes to key policy research and our students are already making a mark in public service,” he added. Card also noted that the Bush School is one of the fastest growing graduate programs at Texas A&M, with a current enrollment of 250 full-time graduate students and over 300 graduate certificate students. 

The rankings are based on a survey of the academic quality of programs, completed by the academic administrators and faculty leaders of public affairs graduate programs.  The list of programs surveyed was provided by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.  The Bush School is the youngest school of the 52 schools listed in the ranking, originating in 1995 as an academic unit in the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M and becoming a separate College in 2000.