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. It is reflected in our recent recognition by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) with its 2020 Social Equity Award.
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 the #4 overall public policy school. The school was ranked #2 in the U.S. for public policy analysis—the essential element that distinguishes our rigorous social science-based program from competitors in the field of public affairs.