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USC has twice as many ranked grad programs as Clemson, per U.S. News and World Report

The University of South Carolina has more top-ranked graduate programs than every other college in the state combined, according to newly released rankings from U.S. News and World Report.

Of USC’s 53 top-rated programs, the program receiving the highest honor of No. 1 in the nation was the school’s International Business program, according to the rankings, which were released Tuesday. That prestigious program also ranks 15th in the world, according to a 2018 survey from SportBusiness.

USC’s other top-10 ranked programs included Social Psychology (No. 4) and School Library Media (No. 5),

“More than 6,200 graduate students from more than 60 countries come to South Carolina to join a community of engaged scholars focused on attaining the knowledge to make a positive difference in their chosen fields,” Cheryl Addy, vice provost and dean of the Graduate School, said in a press release. “We’re proud of our programs and the pivotal role they play in helping students achieve success.”

Clemson University’s graduate school had 22 graduate programs that ranked among the top in the country. Clemson’s highest ranked program was industrial engineering, which tied for No. 24. Nine of Clemson’s other engineering programs also ranked in the top 100 in the country, according to the report.

The rankings are based on a survey of the school’s reputation, test scores, starting salaries or job placement rates, with criteria varying by program, according to the report.

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