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September 12, 2017

US News & World Report announces 2018 undergrad program rankings

In the U.S. News & World Report survey “Best Colleges 2018,” Purdue’s College of Engineering ranked 8th nationally among doctoral-granting universities. Electrical Engineering came in at #8, while Computer Engineering was #12.

The US News & World Report has released its national rankings of undergraduate programs, “Best Colleges 2018.” The rankings are computed from the responses to a survey sent to deans, heads, and selected senior faculty who rated programs on a 1-5 scale from marginal to distinguished. Based on these responses, EE’s ranking remains at #8, while CmpE  is ranked #12, compared to #11 last year

Below is the complete list of rankings for Purdue's College of Engineering and all of the CoE schools.

Undergraduate Program National Rankings

8th
12th
   
   
8th
Overall, tied with Carnegie Mellon
1st
Tied with Iowa State and Texas A&M
4th
6th
Tied with University of Illinois -- Urbana-Champaign
6th
Tied with University of Illinois -- Urbana-Champaign
7th
Tied with Virginia Tech
13th
13th
13th
2017 ranking*
17th

Purdue Engineering undergraduate programs consistently rank high among their national peers. In the U.S. News & World Report survey “Best Colleges 2018,” released in September 2017, Purdue’s College of Engineering ranked 8th nationally among doctoral-granting universities. Undergraduate program rankings are based on ratings by deans and senior faculty in those disciplines at peer institutions.

*Environmental and Ecological engineering program was not ranked by USN&WR this year. 2017 is the most recent year in which Environmental and Ecological engineering program was ranked by USN&WR.