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Rankings & Accreditations

Rutgers SPAA Rankings

Rutgers SPAA has one of the top graduate programs in the United States according to rankings released by U.S. News & World Report and others.

U.S. News & World Report

Out of nearly 300 schools nationwide, in the 2021 "Best Graduate School" rankings U.S. News & World Report ranks Rutgers SPAA:

  • 13th nationally in Public Management and Leadership
  • 16th nationally in Nonprofit Management
  • 26th nationally in Public Finance and Budgeting
  • 34th nationally in Best Public Affairs Programs

Rutgers SPAA Accreditations

NASPAA Accredited
Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)

NASPAA accreditation "recognizes that a master's program in public affairs has gone through a rigorous process of voluntary peer review conducted by the Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation (COPRA), and has met NASPAA's Standards for Professional Master's Degree Programs in Public Affairs, Policy and Administration."

Rutgers SPAA's program first received NASPAA accreditation in 1989, and has successfully received reaccreditation every seven years since, in accordance with NASPAA guidlines.

NASPAA Annual Accreditation Data Reports which include graduation and employment rates are available from NASPAA: https://accreditation.naspaa.org/resources/data-on-accredited-programs/.