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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- University of Utah and Brigham Young law schools, BYU's business school, Utah's medical school and Utah State's College of Education all ranked in the top 50 in U.S. News and World Report's annual college rankings.
BYU's law school was ranked 35th, down one spot from last year. The University of Utah's law school was tied at 49 with those at the University of Connecticut and Case Western Reserve.
USU's College of Education was ranked No. 35.
Carol Strong, interim dean for the USU college, said it tanks high because of the academic strengths of its students and faculty members.
"Our strengths are just extraordinary," Strong said Thursday. "We're fifth in the nation among colleges of education in the amount of research dollars we bring into the state."
BYU's business school ranked 40th. Its engineering school was 86th, its college of education was 85th and its nursing program was 58th.
The University of Utah's medical school was ranked 44th in teaching primary care, was the university's pharmacy program was tied for 14th with those at the University of Southern California and the University of Washington.
The university's business school was ranked 56h, up eight spots from last year.
The university's graduate school of engineering was ranked 57th, and its education program was at No. 70.
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