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William Woods University’s School of Education receives outstanding ratings from top national college data and analytics firm

According to new rankings just released by one of the nation’s top college data and analytic firms, the School of Education at William Woods University (WWU) rates as one of the best in the nation among universities with the highest percentage of students enrolled in Education.

College Factual’s annual higher education rankings for 2023, which ranked 2,248 four-year colleges and universities across the U.S. in “Most Focused On Education” category, rated WWU at number 11 nationally in providing a top education for prospective teachers. 

College Factual’s full list for the “Most Focused On Education” category of national rankings can be found here:


Criteria for the ranking include accreditation, student body caliber through average test scores, educational resources, degree completion and post-graduate earnings. 

In addition, the WWU School of Education also was ranked in several other categories, including:

 Best Value for a doctor’s degree in Educational Leadership

            Most Popular Online Educational Admin/Leadership Schools

            Most Popular Colleges for Superintendency and Educational Administration

            Most Focused College for Educational Administration (Plains States Region)

            Most Focused Master’s Degree Colleges for Educational Administration (Missouri)

            Most Focused Master’s Degree Colleges for Curriculum & Instruction (Missouri)

            Most Focused Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership (Missouri)

The complete College Factual rankings for 2023 can be found here:


“For decades, William Woods has been a leader in Higher Education in terms of producing the K-12 leaders of tomorrow, both in Missouri and nationally,” said Dr. Jeremy Moreland, President of William Woods University. “We pride ourselves in the development of creative, innovative programs for the next generation of aspiring educators, including degree programs designed for working professionals, and are pleased by this national recognition.”

About College Factual

Located in Troy, New York, College Factual is a leading source of college data analytics and insights, with a strong focus on student outcomes. The firm provides in-depth coverage for more than 2,500 colleges and universities and over 350 college majors, helping students discover which of those colleges and majors are best for them. These insights are available to students from 160 countries interested in pursuing accredited college degree programs in the United States.