Dear Evans School Community,

I am proud to share with you exciting news: The Evans School of Public Policy & Governance now ranks second in graduate public affairs programs among public universities nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report 2020 Best Graduate Schools.

On March 12, the U.S. News rankings named the Evans School fifth in public affairs overall, tied with the University of Georgia. We are proud that our top-five ranking reflects the strength of our graduate programs, the effectiveness of our alumni, and the research productivity of our extraordinary faculty.

Our school’s reputation continues to be strong. Having held a top-ten ranking concurrently for more than a decade, we are reminded that the impact we make is real. As our curriculum advances with our field, we are particularly pleased that our faculty expertise received national recognition. An increase from 2019, now six of our areas of concentration are ranked in the top ten: Environmental Policy Management (#2), Nonprofit Management (#6), Public Management (#6), Public Finance and Budgeting (#7), Social Policy (#9), and Policy Analysis (#10).

While these rankings are just one measure of our reputation and impact, it is evidence that together we are delivering on our mission to improve the quality of public and nonprofit service with compassion, vision, analytic rigor, and practicality. Thank you, all, for serving with great dedication the local, national, and global communities in which we work and live.