September 18, 2023

Purdue Engineering's stellar new undergraduate rankings include Top 10 positions for Electrical and Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering (CmpE) is 7th, and Electrical Engineering (EE) is 8th in the annual list.
Students sit in Professor Yung-Hsiang Lu's ECE 264 class.
Undergraduates sitting in Prof. Yung-Hsiang Lu's ECE 264 class which teaches advanced computer programming. (Purdue University photo/Kelsey Lefever)

Purdue University’s Elmore Family School of Electrical Engineering is once again among the best undergraduate programs in the nation according to the newest U.S. News & World Report rankings. Computer Engineering (CmpE) is 7th, and Electrical Engineering (EE) is 8th in the annual list. CmpE improved from No. 10 a year ago, to achieve the program’s highest ranking in Purdue ECE history. EE moved up one spot, from No. 9 in the previous rankings.

“These rankings reflect the amazing efforts of our faculty and staff, and our push to keep improving the undergraduate programs in the Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering,” said Milind Kulkarni, interim head and professor of ECE. “With historic investments by the University in computing, quantum technology, semiconductors, and AI, the Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering programs are poised to continue their upward trajectory in the coming years.”

Overall, Purdue’s College of Engineering is soaring in its pursuit of excellence at scale with groundbreaking new national rankings as the 2023-2024 academic year gets underway. Its upward trajectory of excellence at scale received a major boost as the College of Engineering rose to No. 8 overall and set new records in undergraduate engineering rankings released by U.S. News & World Report on Sept. 18.

Moving up in its overall position for the second consecutive year, Purdue Engineering also scored improvements in eight of its 11 ranked disciplines, with four in the top 4 and seven in the top 10. What’s more, two programs hit record highs.

“We are proud of our new undergraduate rankings, which reflect our goal to become the incubator of the largest, best-prepared and most-diverse engineering talent pool in the nation,” said Arvind Raman, John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering. “Purdue Engineering faculty, staff and students all deserve credit for elevating the College’s excellence at scale in providing top-notch education and experiential learning, co-ops and internships for diverse careers to solve society’s most pressing problems.” 

Momentum continues to build for Purdue Engineering. Other recent milestones include establishing the nation’s first comprehensive semiconductor degrees program, launching the first hypersonic ground test center in the U.S., activating the only Mach 8 quiet wind tunnel in the world, and providing a robust innovation engine enriching various sectors of society.

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