I'm particularly pleased that our peers so highly regard our scholarship, training, and service in nonprofit management, as that focus reflects our School’s recognition of the role of civil society in addressing the challenges of governance.
— Dean Eric Schwartz
In a report released last month, the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs was ranked 16th among nearly 300 U.S. graduate programs in public affairs, putting the School in the top 6% of all the nation’s public affairs programs. Among public affairs schools at public universities, the Humphrey School was ranked 8th overall. The rankings were prepared and published by U.S. News and World Report, based on the results of a peer assessment survey.
In the specific area of nonprofit management, the Humphrey School was ranked third in the nation among the nearly 300 public affairs schools.
Dean Eric Schwartz welcomed the results of the survey and commented in particular on the nonprofit ranking.
"I'm particularly pleased that our peers so highly regard our scholarship, training, and service in nonprofit management, as that focus reflects our School’s recognition of the role of civil society in addressing the challenges of governance," he said. "It also affirms the perspectives of our namesake, Hubert Humphrey, who so firmly believed that all citizens—those in government and those in the non-governmental community—have a key role in sustaining and strengthening our democracy. I also welcome the fact that our peers recognize our expertise in so many other areas, such as health policy, social policy, policy analysis, and city management and urban policy. In each, we were ranked in the top 20 of public affairs schools in the United States.
"As fans of the Oscars and the Emmys well know," he continued,"cursory peer selection procedures are not without their flaws, so we must not over-interpret these results, and we should certainly not rest on our laurels. Nonetheless, we welcome this recognition, which reaffirms our belief in the fundamental strength and vitality of our School and community."