Purdue Engineering National Rankings – 2020

Undergraduate Program National Rankings

(2020, published in September 2019)

9th
Overall, tied with Cornell
1st
3rd
4th
Overall, tied with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
5th
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
15th
24th

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 2020,” released in September 2019, Purdue’s College of Engineering ranked 9th nationally among doctoral-granting universities. Undergraduate program rankings are based on ratings by deans and senior faculty in those disciplines at peer institutions.

Graduate Program National Rankings

(2020, published in March 2019)

Rank Unit
8th Purdue Engineering
1st Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Tied with Iowa State University
5th Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Tied with Michigan-Ann Arbor
5th Online Graduate Engineering
5th Online Graduate Engineering for Veterans
6th Civil Engineering
6th Industrial Engineering Tied with Pennsylvania State University-University Park and Wisconsin-Madison
8th Mechanical Engineering
Tied with Cornell
12th Electrical Engineering
12th Computer Engineering
Tied with California-San Diego and Wisconsin-Madison
12th Nuclear Engineering
15th Chemical Engineering
Tied with Colorado-Boulder and Carnegie Mellon
16th Materials Engineering
Tied with University of Florida, Johns Hopkins and Wisconsin-Madison
18th Environmental and Ecological Engineering
Tied with Minnesota-Twin Cities, Princeton University, Wisconsin-Madison, and North Carolina--Chapel Hill
28th Biomedical Engineering
Tied with California-Los Angeles


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.