Texas iSchool Remains in Top Tier of U.S. News Grad School Rankings

Texas iSchool ranks No. 5 in U.S. News Grad School Ranking

The University of Texas at Austin School of Information ranked in the top five among colleges and schools of library and information studies in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools”.

The Texas iSchool retained its spot at No. 5 for the second time in a row. The iSchool has remained in the top 10 in the U.S. News rankings for over two decades, steadily rising through this elite upper tier.

“The high quality of our faculty, staff, and students is apparent both in this year’s high ranking and in the iSchool’s consistent leadership role among our peers over a period spanning decades,” said Eric T. Meyer, dean of the School of Information. “Our faculty are national and global leaders in their specialty areas, and their consistently high-quality research, teaching, and service to our profession is reflected in our standing among other top universities.”

“Our faculty are national and global leaders in their specialty areas, and their consistently high-quality research, teaching, and service to our profession is reflected in our standing among other top universities.”

In addition to receiving an overall ranking, the School of Information also had three specialty programs that were highly ranked:

  • Archives and Preservation is #4
  • Digital Librarianship is #7 (up from #9)
  • Information Systems is #8 (up from #11)

The School of Information is one of four colleges or schools at The University of Texas at Austin to be ranked in the top 10 this year.

U.S. News & World Report’s graduate rankings, which are published separately from the magazine’s yearly ranking of undergraduate programs, are considered the gold standard of graduate and professional rankings. Select programs, such as those in the School of Information, are ranked in alternate years based on ratings of academic experts.

The ranking for library and information studies programs is based on a 2020 survey of deans, program directors, and senior faculty members at over 50 schools with accredited master’s programs.