Purdue Engineering National Rankings – 2006

Purdue Engineering Graduate Program Rankings


Purdue Engineering (overall)
10th
Industrial Engineering
4th
Nuclear Engineering
4th
Civil Engineering
5th
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
6th
Mechanical Engineering
9th
Computer Engineering
9th
Electrical Engineering
10th
Chemical Engineering
12th
Materials Engineering
15th
Biomedical Engineering
32nd
Agricultural and Biological Engineering*
2nd

* 2004 rank—this field was not included in the 2006 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 2006,” Purdue graduate engineering programs are ranked 10th overall among schools nationwide. Seven 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
Agricultural and Biological Engineering
2nd
Industrial Engineering**
2nd
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering ***
4th
Nuclear Engineering****
4th
Civil Engineering
7th
Mechanical Engineering
7th
Electrical/Electronic Engineering
9th
Computer Engineering
11th
Materials Engineering
12th
Chemical Engineering
13th
Environmental and Ecological Engineering
17th

* Tied with Cornell and Carnegie Mellon universities
** Tied with University of Michigan—Ann Arbor
*** Tied with California Institute of Technology
**** 2004 rank—this field was not included in the 2006 survey

Purdue Engineering undergraduate programs consistently rank high among their national peers. In the U.S. News & World Report survey “America’s Best Colleges 2006,” released in August 2004, Purdue’s College of Engineering tied with Carnegie Mellon and Cornell universities for 8th nationally among doctoral-granting universities. 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.