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No. 1 Again

The Bloomberg School tops the U.S. News & World Report rankings for 21st year in a row.


For the 21st consecutive year, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has been named the No. 1 graduate school of its kind by U.S. News & World Report, a ranking that reflects the School’s continued global leadership in public health.

The School has held the top position since 1994, when the magazine published its first rankings of schools of public health. At the time, there were 31 accredited schools of public health in the U.S. Now there are more than 50.

The recognition is testament to the School’s unparalleled faculty, dedicated staff, students and the nearly 20,000 alumni who, through their public health work in the U.S. and around the world, embody the School’s commitment to protect health and save lives—millions at a time.

The U.S. News rankings are based solely on reviews submitted by leaders from the 50 accredited U.S. public health schools.

The Bloomberg School’s Master of Health Administration program was ranked No. 7, up from No. 11. The magazine also ranked the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing No. 2, while the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine was ranked No. 3.

As the largest school of public health, with 2,250 students from 81 countries and 619 full-time faculty, our reach extends from Bangladesh to Baltimore. It encompasses research in 130 countries and community-based urban health interventions in our East Baltimore neighborhood.

The School is advancing research in the most pressing public health issues of our time: gun safety, obesity, prescription drug abuse, road traffic injuries, disaster response. It’s work that continues the School’s role as a pacesetter in public health, with a record of improving child survival through better nutrition, eradicating smallpox, improving eyesight with vitamin A and uncovering the dangers of tobacco smoke.

The top ranking provides an excellent start to the School’s Centennial year, which will include events and celebrations that mark its founding in 1916 and explore new solutions to current and emerging public health problems around the world.