The ranks are published in the April 10 issue of U.S. News and World Report, available April 4 on newsstands. For more information about the rankings process and to view the complete lists, please visit:
The magazine bases its rankings on a peer assessment survey. A dean, a program director, and a senior faculty member from each ALA-accredited library and information school were asked to rate the quality of the academic programs at each of the other accredited schools on a scale of one to five. The average scores were used to determine each school's place in the overall rankings. The specialty category rankings were determined by the number of nominations each school received in that area by the survey respondents.