Friday, August 19, 2016


UTSA education, counseling programs rank among nation’s top for graduate students

Programs were evaluated for quality of instruction, networking opportunities and faculty accessibility

Share this Story

(July 12, 2016) -- The UTSA College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) is ranked among the nation’s top graduate programs for education and counseling, according to The annual 2016 Top Graduate Schools and Programs rankings guide evaluated more than 1,700 colleges and university programs in the U.S.

UTSA’s top-tier programs ranked highly in the graduate education programs rankings and in the graduate counseling programs rankings. They were the No. 34 and No. 40 top-ranked programs in Texas, respectively.

The website's annual Top Graduate Schools and Programs rankings evaluate institutions on several areas, such as quality of instruction, student financial services, faculty accessibility and networking opportunities. Graduate students scored each program on a 5-point scale.

The final rankings were based on ratings and reviews by more than 51,000 graduate students from around the country as well as data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The NCES is a governmental entity that gathers and presents education-related data. Several current graduate students must submit evaluations of their schools in order for programs to be eligible for inclusion in the Top Graduate Schools and Programs rankings.

Established in 2001, the UTSA College of Education and Human Development is one of the leading providers of educators in the San Antonio area and has one of the largest teacher certification programs in the Texas. 

COEHD focuses on providing students with top-tier learning and training opportunities and on fostering top-tier research opportunities to help meet today’s educational needs. It currently offers 11 undergraduate, 13 master’s and four doctoral degree programs. The college serves more than 4,700 students and is home to UTSA’s largest graduate enrollment.  

COEHD is composed of six academic departments: counseling, educational leadership and policy studies, interdisciplinary learning and teaching, educational psychology, bicultural-bilingual studies, and health, kinesiology and nutrition. It is also home to nine academic and research centers, and six scholarly journals focused on a variety of educational disciplines.


Learn more about the UTSA College of Education and Human Development.

View the 2016 Top Graduate Schools & Programs ranking on

Connect online with UTSA on TwitterFacebookYouTube and Instagram.


UTSA's Mission

The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.

UTSA's Vision

To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.

UTSA's Core Values

We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.

Connect with UTSA News


Related Links

Back to Top

©2018 The University of Texas at San Antonio  | One UTSA Circle San Antonio, TX 78249 | Information 210-458-4011

Produced by University Communications and Marketing