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Engineering Graduate Program Continues Rise in National Rankings

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

College of Engineering ResearchThe College of Engineering’s graduate program continued its recent upward trajectory, moving up nine spots to #73 of 198 doctoral-granting universities in the recently-released U.S. News & World Report rankings.

The College’s ranking has improved 29 places since 2015 and is currently the highest it has ever been since earning its first ranking in 2011.

The College’s research expenditures totaled a record $31.4 million in 2016, while overall engineering-related research expenditures reached a record $45.3 million across the campus in 2016.

Nine College of Engineering faculty members are National Academy of Inventors fellows, and two are members of the esteemed National Academy of Engineering. Forty-four are fellows of professional organizations.

“Rankings are a direct reflection of the hard work of our faculty and staff, the quality of our students and the investment by the University in our programs. It is gratifying to see our ranking improve for the third year in a row, because it demonstrates that we are doing the right things and providing a top-quality education,” said Peter E. Crouch, dean of the College of Engineering.

In addition to the College’s ranking, several of its departments were ranked as well:

  • College of Engineering: 73
  • Aerospace Engineering: 48
  • Biomedical Engineering: RNP
  • Civil Engineering: 82
  • Computer Engineering: 64
  • Computer Science: 90
  • Electrical Engineering: 83
  • Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering: 44
  • Materials Science and Engineering: RNP
  • Mechanical Engineering: 95