Purdue Engineering National Rankings – 2008

Graduate Program National Rankings

Purdue Engineering (overall) 12th
Industrial Engineering* 6th
Nuclear Engineering 8th
Civil Engineering* 7th
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 6th
Mechanical Engineering* 7th
Computer Engineering 11th
Electrical Engineering* 10th
Chemical Engineering* 14th
Materials Engineering 14th
Environmental and Ecological Engineering* 16th
Biomedical Engineering* 24th
Agricultural and Biological Engineering** 2nd
Best graduate schools

* Tied in ranking with another university
** 2004 rank—this field was not included in the 2007 survey

The College of Engineering is made up of 14 schools and departments: aeronautics and astronautics, agricultural and biological, biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical and computer, engineering education, industrial, materials, mechanical, and nuclear. This also includes the divisions of engineering professional education, construction engineering and management, and environmental and ecological engineering. Also, the college houses programs such as Engineering Projects in Community Service, the Minority Engineering Program, the Women in Engineering Program and the Indiana Space Grant Consortium.


Undergraduate Program National Rankings

Purdue Engineering (overall)* 9th
Agricultural and Biological Engineering** 4th
Industrial Engineering 3rd
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering*** 6th
Nuclear Engineering****** 4th
Civil Engineering 8th
Mechanical Engineering 7th
Electrical/Electronic Engineering 12th
Computer Engineering 11th
Materials Engineering**** 12th
Chemical Engineering 15th
Environmental and Ecological Engineering***** 19th

* Tied with Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Texas
** Tied with Texas A&M; University and University of California-Davis
*** Tied with University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign
**** Tied with Ohio State University
***** Tied with Duke University and the University of Wisconsin
****** 2004 rank—this field was not included in the 2008 survey

Purdue Engineering undergraduate programs consistently rank high among their national peers. In the U.S. News & World Report survey “America’s Best Colleges 2008,” released in August 2007, Purdue’s College of Engineering tied with Carnegie Mellon University 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.