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U.S. News & World Report Continues to Rank Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) Highly Among Best Public Affairs Schools in Nation

Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) moved up in several categories on U.S. News & World Report’s just-released “2023-2024 Best Graduate Schools” list, and now ranks #12 in Public Management and Leadership, #14 in Public Finance and Budgeting, and #15 in Nonprofit Management out of almost 300 institutions nationwide.

SPAA also has top placements in the specialty areas of Urban Policy (#4) and Local Government Management (#21), and is ranked #28 nationally in Best Public Affairs Programs.

At-a-Glance: “2023-2024 U.S. News Best Graduate Schools Rankings"

Out of nearly 300 schools nationwide, in the 2023-2024 Best Graduate Schools RankingsU.S. News & World Report ranks Rutgers SPAA:

  • 4th nationally in Urban Policy
  • 12th nationally in Public Management and Leadership
  • 14th nationally in Public Finance and Budgeting
  • 15th nationally in Nonprofit Management
  • 21st nationally in Local Government Management
  • 28th nationally in Best Public Affairs Programs

Rutgers SPAA: Where Service Meets Leadership

Students from across the region and around the globe come to Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) to experience a world-class education from renowned faculty, to learn cutting-edge knowledge and skills, to advance their careers, and to help create a better world. Prospective students can enroll in undergraduate or graduate programs and certificates at SPAA, which are offered on campus and online with opportunities for flexibility and customization. Programs at SPAA include:


The rankings of public affairs programs, conducted each year by U.S. News & World Report, are based solely on peer assessment survey results. More information on U.S. News & World Report’s methodology for ranking public affairs programs can be found here