Purdue Engineering National Rankings – 2024

Graduate Program National Rankings

(2024, published in April 2023)

Rank Unit
4th Purdue Engineering
1st Agricultural and Biological Engineering
6th Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
7th Civil Engineering
Tied with Virginia Tech
8th Electrical Engineering
8th Industrial Engineering
Tied with Cornell University
8th Mechanical Engineering
10th Computer Engineering
Tied with Princeton University and University of California San Diego
11th Nuclear Engineering
12th Environmental and Ecological Engineering
Tied with Duke University, Princeton University, Rice University, and Yale University
13th Materials Engineering
Tied with University of Wisconsin-Madison
18th Chemical Engineering
28th Biomedical Engineering
Tied with University of California, Davis; University of California, Los Angeles; and University of Florida

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


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.