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America’s Best Graduate Schools

Find out which grad schools are the best of the best.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph

April 03, 2017

America’s Best Graduate Schools

Just like undergraduate programs, graduate schools are ranked in order to provide prospective students and employers with an idea of who is from the best of the best. While future job opportunities are based on a number of factors, attending a top-tier program with an international reputation definitely doesn’t hurt your chances of landing a job.

U.S. News and World Report recently released its 2018 rankings for best grad schools. Check out how they stack up against one another by field.

Prices listed are full-time, per year.

Best Business Schools

1. (tie) Harvard University — $63,675
1. (tie) University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) — $67,516
3. University of Chicago (Booth) — $66,540
4. (tie) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan) — $67,938
4. (tie) Northwestern University (Kellogg) — $66,462
4. (tie) Stanford University — $66,540
7. University of California – Berkeley (Haas) — $56,009 (in-state) & $57,560 (out-of-state)
8. Dartmouth College (Tuck) — $66,390
9. (tie) Columbia University — $68,792
9. (tie) Yale University — $64,200

Best Education Schools

1. Harvard University — $45,008
2. Stanford University — $47,331
3. (tie) University of California – Los Angeles — $11,200 (in-state) & $26,322 (out-of-state)
3. (tie) University of Pennsylania — $48,304
3. (tie) University of Wisconsin – Madison — $10,728 (in-state) & $24,054 (out-of-state)
6. Johns Hopkins University — $1,000 (per credit)
7. (tie) Teachers College, Columbia University — $1,512 (per credit)
7. (tie) Vanderbilt University (Peabody) — $1,854
9. University of Washington — $16,989 (in-state) & $30,591 (out-of-state)
10. Northwestern University — $50,424

Best Engineering Schools

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology — $48,140
2. Stanford University — $50,424
3. University of California – Berkeley — $11,220 (in-state) & $26,322 (out-of-state)
4. California Institute of Technology — $45,846
5. (tie) Carnegie Mellon University — $43,000
5. (tie) University of Michigan – Ann Arbor — $24,444 (in-state) & $45,974
7. Georgia Institute of Technology — $13,452 (in-state) & $27,872 (out-of-state)
8. Purdue University – West Lafayette — $10,332 (in-state) & $29,134 (out-of-state)
9. (tie) University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign — $17,834 (in-state) & $32,628 (out-of-state)
9. (tie) University of Texas – Austin (Cockrell) — $9,850 (in-state) & $18,030 (out-of-state)

Best Law Schools

1. Yale University — $59,865
2. Stanford University — $58,236
3. Harvard University — $60,638
4. University of Chicago — $59.541
5. Columbia University — $65,260
6. New York University — $61,622
7. University of Pennsylvania — $60,988
8. (tie) University of Michigan – Ann Arbor — $55,012 (in-state) & $58,012 (out-of-state)
8. (tie) University of Virginia — $56,300 (in-state) & $59,300 (out-of-state)
10. Duke University — $59,912

Best Medical Schools

1. Harvard University — $58,050
2. Stanford University — $54,327
3. Johns Hopkins University — $50,160
4. University of California –San Francisco — $33,420 (in-state) & $45,665 (out-of-state)
5. University of Pennsylvania (Perelman) — $54,036
6. Columbia University — $57,634
7. (tie) Duke University — $55,180
7. (tie) Washington University in St. Louis — $60,798
9. (tie) University of Michigan-Ann Arbor — $34,050 (in-state) & $52,380 (out-of-state)
9. (tie) Yale University — $57,629

Best Nursing Schools

1. Duke University — $1,639 per credit
2. Johns Hopkins University — $37,056
3. University of Pennsylania — $39,552
4. Emory University — $1,817 (per credit)
5. Ohio State University — $723 (per credit in-state) & $1,940 (per-credit out-of-state)
6. (tie) University of Washington — $25,575 (in-state) & $39,048 (out-of-state)
6. (tie) Yale University — $37,932
8. (tie) Columbia University — $1,450 (per credit)
8. (tie) University of Pittsburgh — $850 (per credit in-state) & $988 (per credit out-of-state)
10. University of Maryland-Baltimore — ($724 per credit in-state) & $1,324 (per credit out-of-state)

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