Purdue Engineering National Rankings – 2025

Undergraduate Program National Rankings

(2024, published in September 2023)

Overall, tied with Carnegie Mellon University
Tied with California Institute of Technology
Tied with The Ohio State University
Tied with Yale University
Tied with University of Wisconsin--Madison

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

Purdue Engineering undergraduate programs consistently rank high among their national peers. In the U.S. News & World Report survey “Best Colleges 2024,” released in September 2023, Purdue’s College of Engineering ranked 8th nationally among doctorate-granting universities. Undergraduate program rankings are based on ratings by deans and senior faculty in those disciplines at peer institutions.

Graduate Program National Rankings

(2025, published in June 2024)

Rank Unit
6th Purdue Engineering
1st Agricultural and Biological Engineering
2nd Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Tied with California Institute of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Stanford University
5th Civil Engineering
Tied with Stanford University and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
6th Industrial Engineering
Tied with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and University of Wisconsin at Madison
7th Electrical Engineering
Tied with Carnegie Mellon University and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
8th Computer Engineering
Tied with Cornell University, Princeton University, and University of Texas at Austin
8th Mechanical Engineering
9th Environmental and Ecological Engineering
Tied with Arizona State University, Cornell University, Duke University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rice University, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Minnesota at Twin Cities, and Yale University
10th Nuclear Engineering
12th Materials Engineering
Tied with Carnegie Mellon University
16th Chemical Engineering
Tied with Northwestern University
28th Biomedical Engineering
Tied with University of California at Irvine, University of Maryland at College Park, University of Minnesota at Twin Cities, and Yale University

The College of Engineering is made up of 11 schools and two 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 Engineering Online, 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

(2024, published in February 2024)

Rank Unit
3rd Online Graduate Engineering
Tied with Pennsylvania State University--World Campus
5th Online Graduate Engineering for Veterans
1st Industrial Engineering
1st Engineering Management
Tied with Johns Hopkins University
1st Mechanical Engineering
2nd Civil Engineering
3rd Electrical Engineering