Purdue Engineering National Rankings – 2022

Graduate Program National Rankings

(2022, published in March 2021)

Rank Unit
4th Purdue Engineering
Tied with California Institute of Technology and Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
1st Agricultural and Biological Engineering
6th Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Tied with University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign
6th Civil Engineering
8th Mechanical Engineering
Tied with Cornell University (NY)
10th Industrial Engineering
11th Computer Engineering
Tied with University of Washington and Princeton University (NJ)
11th Electrical Engineering
Tied with University of Texas--Austin (Cockrell)
11th Nuclear Engineering
Tied with Oregon State University
14th Environmental and Ecological Engineering
Tied with California Institute of Technology, Duke University (Pratt) (NC), Rice University (Brown) (TX), University of California--Davis and University of Colorado--Boulder
16th Chemical Engineering
Tied with Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
17th Materials Engineering
Tied with Johns Hopkins University (Whiting) (MD), University of Florida and University of Texas--Austin (Cockrell)
33rd Biomedical Engineering
Tied with North Carolina State University - University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill, University of Florida, University of Southern California (Viterbi) and Virginia Tech - Wake Forest University


The College of Engineering is made up of 11 schools and 2 divisions: aeronautics and astronautics, agricultural and biological, biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical and computer, engineering education, industrial, materials, mechanical, nuclear, construction engineering and management, and environmental and ecological engineering. Also, the college houses programs such as Purdue Online – Engineering, EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service), the Minority Engineering Program, the Women in Engineering Program and Global Engineering Programs and Partnerships.

Online Graduate Program National Rankings

(2021, published in January 2021)

Rank Unit
3rd Online Graduate Engineering
3rd Online Graduate Engineering for Veterans
1st Industrial Engineering
1st Mechanical Engineering
1st Electrical Engineering
2nd Civil Engineering
3rd Engineering Management

 

Undergraduate Program National Rankings

(2021, published in September 2020)

9th
Overall, tied with Cornell
1st
2nd
3rd
Overall, tied with MIT
5th
Overall, tied with Stanford
7th
10th
Overall, tied with the University of Washington
10th
Overall, tied with Cornell
11th
12th
14th
27th
Overall, tied with Princeton

Note: The Nuclear undergraduate discipline is not ranked by USNWR, but is part of their graduate rankings.

Purdue Engineering undergraduate programs consistently rank high among their national peers. In the U.S. News & World Report survey “Best Colleges 2021,” released in September 2020, Purdue’s College of Engineering ranked 9th nationally among doctorate-granting universities. Undergraduate program rankings are based on ratings by deans and senior faculty in those disciplines at peer institutions.