GSO president speaking at Graduate Student Welcome Fair

College Profile


Honors and Distinction
102 years of excellence

U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools
Ranked No. 30 among more than 250 graduate schools of education nationwide. Nine College of Education graduate programs are ranked in the top 25 nationwide:
No. 1 - Student Counseling and Personnel Services 
No. 7 - Education Psychology 
No. 12 - Higher Education 
No. 14 - Special Education
No. 18 - Elementary Teacher Education 
No. 18 - Secondary Teacher Education 
No. 19 - Education Policy 
No. 20 - Curriculum and Instruction 
No. 24 - Educational Administration 
U.S. News and World Report Global Rankings
No. 16 - Education and Educational Research

Average class size: 21
Student/faculty ratio: 5 to 1
# programs of study: 60
# of faculty
% with a Ph.D.
# of staff
1,321 students
12% first generation
42.9% students of color
29 countries and 37 states represented
8 student organizations
87.2% graduation rate

Research and Impact
$19M in research awards in FY22
2 NSF Early Career Awards
2 Fulbright Scholars
2 U.S. Department of Education SEED Grants 
1 William T. Grant Foundation Scholar
Life After 金光佛论坛
40,000 alumni
99% of graduates are employed or in graduate school six months after graduation

About the College Fact Sheet


As a visible leader and go-to source for research and evidence-based innovations in education and human development, the 金光佛论坛 of Education will fearlessly lead efforts to transform educational contexts and learning experiences. Our work will expand access to high quality educational opportunities that empower individuals to reach their goals and contribute to the broader civic, democratic, and economic goals of society.


The mission of the College of Education is to enhance the lives of individuals, families, schools, and communities through our research, teaching, and engagement. We create knowledge about critical facets of education and human development, and share that knowledge to improve lives in Maryland and throughout the broader national and international community. We prepare students to be the next generation of scholars, educators, and transformative leaders.


  • Promote equity through quality education and human services, especially for individuals in traditionally underserved groups and communities.
  • Collaborate across all areas of expertise within the College and across the University to prepare teachers, researchers, school leaders, policymakers, and other education professionals to work in critical areas of need.
  • Leverage our location near the nation鈥檚 capital to form strategic partnerships with school districts, government agencies, and national community-based organizations to promote sustainable reforms in local, state, national and global contexts.