KSU’s Counselor Education Program ranked top in nation

Brandon Zimmerman

Kent State’s Counselor Education Program, in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services, received the top rank in the nation by Academic Analytics’ new Faculty Scholarly Productive Index. This index ranks a total of 7,294 programs and 177,816 faculty members at 354 institutions.

Academic Analytics, a company that collects grant data and award information, ranked national institutions in 104 different fields. Kent State was the only Ohio public institution to receive a top rank for a program.

“This most recent honor is richly deserved, brings great honor to the college and university, but is not a great surprise to us,” said David England, dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Services. “Our counselor education programs have long stood out as among the several outstanding programs in EHHS, and have been the recipients of previous national accolades.”

Provost Paul Gaston was not surprised by the ranking that Kent State’s Counselor Education Program has earned.

“It’s about time that the rest of the country paid attention,” Gaston said. “Our colleagues in counselor education (programs) well deserve this recognition for one of many strong and distinctive Kent State programs that deserve wider attention.”

Contact College of Education, Health and Human Services reporter Brandon Zimmerman at [email protected].