Purdue AAE undergraduate program ranked #5 by U.S. News and World Report

Purdue AAE has been in the top 7 programs nationwide for 22 years running. Purdue also ranked among the top 10 most innovative schools for the fifth consecutive year.

Purdue’s School of Aeronautics and Astronautics ranked fifth among aerospace engineering programs nationwide, according to the 2023 college rankings from U.S. News and World Report released in September 2022.

This marks the fifth consecutive year that Purdue AAE has ranked in the top five, and 22 years in the top 7. U.S. News and World Report also ranked Purdue in the top 10 most innovative schools for the fifth year in a row.

“Our continued high placement among the best aerospace engineering schools in the country is a reflection of Purdue’s status as a hub of high-quality undergraduate education,” says Bill Crossley, the J. William Uhrig and Anastasia Vournas Head of Aeronautics and Astronautics. “We consistently strive to provide the best learning experiences we can. We work to instill the problem-solving mindset they need to succeed academically and professionally.”

Purdue’s undergraduate engineering program overall moved up by one spot, to No. 9 in the nation, marking 22 years in the top 10. Purdue also ranked highly across other disciplines: 10 engineering programs at Purdue were in the top 15 in their field.

This ranking follows the school’s graduate program moving up to fifth when those were announced in spring 2022.

The other highly ranked aerospace engineering programs are from MIT, Caltech, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), and Georgia Tech. Among Big Ten universities, Purdue ranks second after Michigan.