Top-ranked policy school

The Ford School's consistent top-level rankings reflect deep and long-standing strengths in and commitment to research and public policy engagement related to poverty, structural inequalities, educational disparities, and vulnerable populations.

Our world-renowned faculty and dynamic research centers continue to shape policy across a wide range of domains, including health care, energy and the environment, access to education, smart cities, labor markets, and science and technology policy.

In the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, the Ford School is #1 in social policy and, now, recognized as well as a top graduate school for international policy.

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U.S. News and World Report's Ford School rankings, released March 2020

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#1

Social policy U.S. News and World Report

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#2

Public policy analysis U.S. News and World Report

Ford School

#3

Health policy U.S. News and World Report

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#5

Environmental policy U.S. News and World Report

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#8

Public affairs (overall) U.S. News and World Report

Ford School

#11

International and global policy U.S. News and World Report

World-renowned faculty

Our faculty are internationally recognized experts in vitally important policy areas, deeply engaged in the world of practice, and committed to our students.
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Dynamic research centers

Our innovative research centers take on the most challenging issues of the day.
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U-M

#3

National undergraduate public universities U.S. News & World Report (2020)

U-M

#1

U.S. public university QS World University Rankings (2019-2020)

Ann Arbor

#7

Best college towns in the U.S. Forbes (2019)

U-M

#15

World reputation rankings Times Higher Ed (2019)