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College of Engineering graduate programs ranked among nation's best

College of Engineering graduate programs ranked among nation's best

Magazine Section: Our People, Our Culture
College or School: CoE
Article Type: Article
This year’s U.S. News & World Report ranked the Purdue College of Engineering No. 10, tied with Cornell University. Last year, the college’s graduate program was ranked 11th.

Five of the schools in Engineering are in the top 10 in the country in specialty rankings, including a No. 1 ranking for Agricultural and Biological Engineering.  This is their fourth consecutive No. 1 ranking and they are also ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report in the undergraduate rankings. Aeronautics and Astronautics ranked sixth; Civil Engineering ranked sixth, tied with Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Mechanical Engineering ranked ninth, tied with Cornell University; and Electrical Engineering ranked 10th, tied with Princeton University.

Below is a complete listing of the rankings by discipline:

Aeronautics and Astronautics: 6th

Agricultural and Biological Engineering: 1st

Biomedical Engineering: 23rd tied with U of Minnesota, U Virginia and U Wisconsin-Madison

Chemical Engineering: 14th tied with Carnegie Mellon and Northwestern

Civil Engineering: 6th tied with MIT

Computer Engineering: 11th

Electrical Engineering: 10th tied with Princeton

Environmental and Ecological Engineering: 19th tied with Penn State and U of Minnesota

Industrial Engineering: 15th

Materials Engineering: 14th tied with Carnegie Mellon

Mechanical Engineering: 9th tied with Cornell University

Nuclear Engineering: 11th tied with Oregon State

Leah Jamieson, The John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering, says “the rankings reflect the collective efforts of everyone in the College. Engineering‘s research expenditures increased by 17% compared to last year, and was clearly a significant factor in moving up in the College-level rankings. This shines a light on the extraordinary efforts of the College of Engineering faculty and staff.”