Our reputation

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health is not only one of the largest public health schools in the country, it is one of the most consistently recognized for excellence.

We are ranked the top public school of public health in the nation by U.S. News & World Report (2012 edition) and placed second among all public health schools. Several of our departments and programs have been recognized as among the best in the country. Please see our national rankings below to find out more.

Our faculty and staff also receive frequent recognition for their excellence in education, research and leadership in public health. While it would be impossible to list every award and honor, our recognition and awards section highlights some of the most recent. Recognition often comes from the news media, too. Our News page lists some of the more recent media coverage of our school or its research, faculty, staff and students.

Gillings School of Global Public Health rankings

Schools of public health are ranked by U.S. News & World Report about every three or four years. The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has been ranked in the top three since graduate school rankings began.

Rank

Year

Category

Department

Organization

Rank

#1

Year

2012 edition

Category

School of public health, public school

Department
Organization

U.S. News & World Report

Rank

#1

Year

2012

Category

Executive master’s program for physician-executives

Department

Health Policy and Management

Organization

Modern Healthcare magazine

Rank

#2

Year

2012 edition

Category

School of public health, overall

Department
Organization

U.S. News & World Report

Rank

#2

Year

Sept. 2011

Category

Online Executive Master of Healthcare Administration

Department

Health Policy and Management

Organization

The Best Colleges (thebestcolleges.org)

Rank

#2

Year

2014

Category

Nutrition graduate programs

Department

Nutrition

Organization

Education Portal (education-portal.com/)

Rank

#3

Year

2012 edition

Category

Healthcare management, master’s program

Department

Health Policy and Management

Organization

U.S. News’ annual graduate school rankings

Rank

#3

Year

2012 edition

Category

Community/public health clinical nurse specialty

Department

Public Health Leadership Program

Organization

U.S. News’ annual graduate school rankings

Rank

Top Three

Year

2014

Category

Nutrition graduate programs

Department

Nutrition

Organization

Degree Directory (http://degreedirectory.org/)

Rank

#10 (tie)

Year

2011 edition

Category

Biostatistics PhD program

Department

Biostatistics

Organization

U.S. News & World Report, “America’s Best Graduate Schools”

Rank

Top Ten

Year

2014

Category

Master’s degree programs, nutrition

Department

Nutrition

Organization

The Best Schools (thebestschools.org)

Rank

#11 (tie)

Year

2012 edition

Category

Public health nursing program

Department

Public Health Leadership Program

Organization

U.S. News’ annual graduate school rankings

Rank

#12 (tie)

Year

2012 edition

Category

Engineering, environmental/environmental health

Department

Environmental Sciences and Engineering

Organization

U.S. News & World Report, “America’s Best Graduate Schools”

University rankings

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill consistently ranks among the top public universities.

Rank

Year

Category

Organization

Rank

#1

Year

2011 (tenth consecutive year)

Category

Public college, combining great academics and affordable tuition

Organization

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine

Rank

#1

Year

2014

Category

Best value in public colleges

Organization

The Princeton Review

Rank

#1

Year

2011 edition

Category

Public university

Organization

U.S. News & World Report, “Great Schools, Great Prices”

Rank

#5

Year

2014 edition (fourteenth consecutive year)

Category

Public university

Organization

U.S. News & World Report, “Best Colleges”