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Levin College of Urban Affairs Named One of the Nation's Best

Urban Planning program ranked #3 in the U.S. in latest U.S. News rankings

The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University has been named as one of the best in the nation in US News & World Report’s 2021 Guide to the Best Graduate Schools, with its rankings improving significantly across the board.

The College was ranked number 3 in the US in the specialty of Urban Planning and Policy, formerly number 5, and was ranked 13th and 20th, formerly 14th and 21st, in the specialties of Local Government Management and Nonprofit Management, respectively. Overall, Levin was ranked 58th among all public affairs graduate schools in the country.

“We are honored to receive this recognition, and I would like to thank all of our faculty and staff for their tremendous efforts to deliver high quality, experience-based education,” notes Roland V. Anglin, Dean of the College. “Levin is committed to preparing our next generation of civic leaders, while also helping to advance cities through sustainable and equitable economic and social development.”

The Levin College of Urban Affairs offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees in a wide range of majors, including urban studies, public administration, urban planning, environmental studies, nonprofit management, and organizational leadership. Its scholars and research centers also conduct relevant, applied research, and partner with a wide variety of community organizations and governments to assist in improving service delivery, community development, and economic development in Northeast Ohio and beyond. Graduates of the College have gone on to serve in high level positions at the local, state, national, and international level and are on the front lines of modern policymaking.

“Particularly at this time, given the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever that governments and administrators have the tools and skills necessary to make the best decisions for the maximum benefit of all citizens,” Anglin adds. “Through its teaching, research, and outreach efforts, the Levin College strives to be a positive force in the effort to create better, more-responsive government.”

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