U.S. News ranks business, education, engineering, law, nursing and medicine programs annually, but various disciplines and specialties are only ranked periodically. This year, UNC Obstetrics and Gynecology was ranked 14th.


In the organization’s annual rankings of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” U.S. News & World Report ranked UNC’s School of Medicine 14th for obstetrics and gynecology.

Overall, the the School of Medicine was ranked #1 for primary care.

Each year it ranks professional programs in business, education, engineering, law, nursing and medicine. Those rankings are based on two types of data: expert opinion on program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students.

The data come from statistical surveys sent to administrators at more than 1,970 graduate programs and from reputation surveys sent to more than 16,500 academics and professionals in the disciplines. Surveys for the 2019 rankings were conducted during the fall of 2017 and in early 2018.

Learn more about the rankings and how other specialties ranked at UNC.