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Five Departments See Large Gains in 2014 U.S. News Rankings

Monday, March 18, 2013

Upward mobility was the hallmark of five of eight specialties within the departments in the UTA College of Engineering in the 2014 U.S. News and World Report rankings of the Best Graduate Schools. Those five saw marked improvements in their individual rankings, while one department entered the rankings for the first time and one re-entered after a one-year hiatus.

Mechanical Engineering made the biggest jump, up 16 places to #93. Bioengineering moved up 15 spots, to #51, and Aerospace and Electrical Engineering each moved up 13 spots, to #36 and #76, respectively. Computer Science and Engineering moved up nine spots to tie for #71.

The Civil Engineering Department was not ranked in 2013 but earned its highest ranking ever, tied for #97, in the 2014 rankings. The department was last ranked #111 in 2012.

The Materials Science and Engineering Department entered the rankings for the first time, at #66.

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering was ranked #59.

As a whole, the College was ranked #102, tied with Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Oklahoma. UTA was five spots behind Texas Tech, which tied at #97 with five others.