The top 50 MFA programs…

The November/December issue of Poets & Writers includes the magazine’s 2010 rankings of the top 50 MFA programs. There’s a longish article accompanying the list, which mostly details the methodology used for creating the rankings, and the ways in which this list differs from the last ranking of MFA programs done by U.S. News and World Report, in the late 90s. The print issue apparently includes some other data that’s not available in the online chart, as well as a longer article.

Whether or not you put a lot of value in school rankings lists, there’s some good information here about each school’s funding and selectivity. Not sure if there are any big surprises, in terms of schools appearing in the top 20 that may not have been there before. I haven’t seen the print version yet, but from looking at the online list, I can say I’d love to see more information about nonfiction programs included in this list.


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