MONTEREY, Calif. -

The Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey has received high billing among graduate schools by U.S. News and World Report.

The publication has ranked NPS's systems engineering program No. 20 out of more than 1,300 graduate schools in the nation. The school's graduate school of business and public policy ranked No. 46, while the computer science program was ranked 70th.

Factors considered for the rankings include graduates' salaries after graduation, admission exam scores and surveys from subject matter experts.