AAE undergraduate program ranked No. 5 by USNWR

Purdue's aerospace engineering program moved up one spot in the annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
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Purdue’s undergraduate program in aeronautics and astronautics was ranked as the fifth-best in the nation Monday, according to the U.S News & World Report.

The “Best Colleges” rankings from the news site are released annually. The publication has data from more than 1,800 schools, according to its website.

It ranks colleges in four categories (National Universities, Liberal Arts Colleges, Regional Universities, and Regional Colleges), and the rankings are based on factors that indicate academic quality, such as graduation rates and faculty resources, the website says.

Purdue’s No. 5 ranking in “best undergraduate aerospace/aeronautical/astronautical engineering” included schools where the highest engineering degree offered is a doctorate. Purdue’s program, consistently ranked among the top in the nation, moved up one spot from last year’s rankings. It also had the No. 6 graduate program in aerospace engineering last year. Those 2019 rankings have yet to be released.