Purdue Engineering National Rankings – 2023

Undergraduate Program National Rankings

(2023, published in September 2022)

9th
Overall, tied with University of Texas at Austin and Cornell University
2nd
2nd
5th
6th
7th
9th
10th
11th
13th
15th
29th
Tied with Brown University and Vanderbilt University

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 2023,” released in September 2022, 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.

Graduate Program National Rankings

(2023, published in March 2022)

Rank Unit
4th Purdue Engineering
Tied with Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
1st Agricultural and Biological Engineering
5th Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
7th Civil Engineering
Tied with Carnegie Mellon University (PA), Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Virginia Tech
7th Industrial Engineering
Tied with Cornell University (NY) and Virginia Tech
8th Mechanical Engineering
Tied with Cornell University (NY)
9th Computer Engineering
Tied with Princeton University (NJ), University of Texas--Austin (Cokrell) and University of Washington
9th Electrical Engineering
Tied with Cornell University (NY) and University of Texas--Austin (Cockrell)
11th Environmental and Ecological Engineering
Tied with Cornell University (NY), Duke University (Pratt) (NC), Princeton University (NJ) and University of Minnesota--Twin Cities
11th Nuclear Engineering
13th Materials Engineering
14th Chemical Engineering
Tied with Carnegie Mellon University (PA), Cornell University (NY), Northwestern University (McCormick)(IL) and University of Colorado-Boulder
29th Biomedical Engineering
Tied with University of California--Davis and Yale University (CT)


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 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

(2022, published in January 2022)

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