UNCG’s Department of Counseling and Educational Development (CED) ranks third in the nation among graduate programs in student counseling and personnel services, according to U.S. News and World Report.

U.S. News released its Best Grad Schools 2015 on March 11. Specialty rankings for programs like CED are based on nominations from deans, programs heads and other faculty at peer institutions. Rankings surveys were completed in 2014.

CED has continuously ranked among U.S. News’ top 10 programs in student counseling and personnel services. The department also ranked third in the nation in last year’s report.

“CED is blessed to have the talents of a highly accomplished faculty as well as top-notch students,” says J. Scott Young, professor and department chairman. “The support of UNCG administration over many years has facilitated the development of very high quality programs, ones we hope will continue far into the future.”

CED earned the 2013-14 Robert Frank Outstanding Counselor Education Award from the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. The department has 110 students enrolled and registered for Spring 2014.

“We have faculty who are extremely productive researchers and who provide significant leadership to the counseling profession,” Young says. “Furthermore, CED students and alumni are highly sought after in the job marketing due to the superb training they received and the innovations and commitment they bring to counseling practice.”

CED is part of the UNCG School of Education. The school ranked 70th in nation in the U.S. News report.

Story by Michelle Hines, University Relations