AAE undergraduate program ranked No. 4 by U.S. News and World Report

Purdue’s School of Aeronautics and Astronautics moved up in U.S. News and World Report’s 2020 undergraduate rankings, released Monday.
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AAE's undergraduate program moved up to No. 4 in one publication's rankings.

Purdue’s School of Aeronautics and Astronautics moved up in U.S. News and World Report’s 2020 undergraduate rankings, released Monday.

AAE is ranked No. 4 in USNWR’s “best undergraduate aerospace/aeronautical/astronautical engineering” category, one spot better than 2019. Purdue is tied with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, located in Daytona Beach, Fla., at No. 4.  

The “Best Colleges” rankings, in the 35th year, compare bachelor’s degree-granting institutions from across the country on 15 diverse measures of academy quality, according to its website. Ranking factors include graduation and retention rates, graduation rate performance, faculty resources, academic reputation, financial resources, student excellence and alumni giving, among other things.

AAE consistently has ranked among the nation's best aerospace engineering programs, in both undergraduate and graduate rankings. The School is No. 5 in USNWR's graduate school rankings for 2019. 

Purdue’s College of Engineering was ranked the ninth-best undergraduate program in the country in 2020, at schools whose highest degree is a doctorate.