Purdue Engineering National Rankings – 2005

Purdue Engineering Graduate Program Rankings

Purdue Engineering (overall)
8th
Agricultural and Biological Engineering*
2nd
Industrial Engineering
3rd
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
6th
Civil Engineering
7th
Mechanical Engineering
7th
Nuclear Engineering *
7th
Electrical and Computer Engineering
9th
Chemical Engineering
16th
Materials Engineering
16th

* 2004 rank—these fields were not included in the 2005 survey

Purdue University’s graduate programs in engineering consistently rank among the best in the country, and our programs are getting stronger. According to the U.S. News & World Report publication, “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2005,” Purdue graduate engineering programs are ranked 8th overall among schools nationwide. That’s a climb from a ranking of 9th in 2003 and 13th in 2001. Six graduate programs are ranked in the top 10 nationally. Rankings are based on expert opinion from academic peers and business leaders about program quality as well as statistical indicators that measure the quality of faculty, research, and students.

 

Purdue Engineering Undergraduate Program Rankings

Purdue Engineering (overall)*
8th
Industrial Engineering
2nd
Nuclear Engineering
4th
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering**
4th
Agricultural and Biological Engineering
5th
Civil Engineering
6th
Mechanical Engineering
7th
Electrical/Electronic Engineering
8th
Computer Engineering
10th
Materials Engineering
12th
Chemical Engineering
13th
Biomedical Engineering**
18th

* Tied with Carnegie Mellon University
** Tied for this rank

Purdue Engineering undergraduate programs consistently rank high among their national peers. In the U.S. News & World Report survey “America’s Best Colleges 2005,” released in August 2004, Purdue’s Schools of Engineering tied with Carnegie Mellon University for 8th nationally among doctoral-granting universities—up one place from last year. Undergraduate program rankings are based on ratings by deans and senior faculty in those disciplines at peer institutions.

In a separate survey, employers consistently rate Purdue engineering among the top 10 programs nationwide. Industry officials consider Purdue engineering alumni among the best prepared and most productive engineers entering the workforce.

Purdue’s engineering program is among the largest in the United States. It encompasses 13 schools, departments, and divisions, with approximately 6,300 undergraduate students, 2,250 graduate students, and 270 faculty members.