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Purdue Engineering National Rankings – 2018

Undergraduate Program National Rankings

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
8th
12th
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.

Graduate Program National Rankings

(2018, published in March 2017)

Rank Unit
8th Purdue Engineering
2nd Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Tied with Texas A&M
6th Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
6th Civil Engineering
6th Industrial Engineering
Tied with Virginia Tech
8th Mechanical Engineering
Tied with Cornell and Princeton
9th Electrical Engineering
Tied with Carnegie Mellon
9th Computer Engineering
Tied with Cal Tech, Princeton, Washington, and Wisconsin-Madison
12th Nuclear Engineering
Tied with Ohio State and RPI
14th Materials Engineering
Tied with Harvard and Wisconsin-Madison
15th Chemical Engineering
Tied with Northwestern and U Pennsylvania
25th Environmental and Ecological Engineering
Tied with Cal Tech and North Carolina State
25th Biomedical Engineering
Tied with UC-Davis and Vanderbilt


The College of Engineering is made up of 14 schools and departments: aeronautics and astronautics, agricultural and biological, biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical and computer, engineering education, industrial, materials, mechanical, and nuclear. This also includes the divisions of engineering professional education, construction engineering and management, and environmental and ecological engineering. Also, the college houses programs such as Engineering Projects in Community Service, the Minority Engineering Program, the Women in Engineering Program and the Indiana Space Grant Consortium.