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Today, U.S. News and World Report released their annual college rankings. The hard work of our faculty and staff resulted in national recognition as we are ranked 29th among all Public Affairs program, 4th in Public Finance and Budgeting, and 29th in Public Policy and Analysis.

These rankings are intended to help prospective students and families make decisions about where they can find the best education in America. The Martin School continues to be the premier public policy program in the state and this year tied for 29th against schools like Rutgers, University of Colorado-Denver, the Biden School at U. Delaware, Univ. Illinois-Chicago, and La Follette at Univ. Wisconsin-Madison. It out-ranked some very big names as well: Cornell University, Johns Hopkins and George Mason all ranked lower for Public Affairs.

Only three schools in the entire country fared better than Martin in the specialization of Public Finance & Budgeting; the O'Neill School at Indiana Bloomington, Syracuse's Maxwell School and the University of Georgia. Public finance and budgeting have long been particular strengths for this program. Our faculty publish ground-breaking research nationally, are entrusted with millions in grant-funding for that research, and are regularly called upon to advise federal and state agencies regarding education policy

These strengths, as well as a growing and diverse faculty, are part of reason prospective graduate students, as a growing number of undergraduates seek out our program. Now that you're properly impressed, consider reaching out to Suzy Wampler or Brooke Kuerzi if you're interested in learning more about what's possible at the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Kentucky.