Purdue Engineering National Rankings – 2009

Undergraduate Program National Rankings

Purdue Engineering (overall)* 9th
Industrial Engineering 3rd
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 4th
Agricultural and Biological Engineering** 5th
Mechanical Engineering 7th
Civil Engineering*** 8th
Electrical Engineering 9th
Computer Engineering 11th
Chemical Engineering 13th
Materials Engineering**** 12th
Environmental and Ecological Engineering***** 15th
Biomedical Engineering******  
Nuclear Engineering******* 4th

* Tied with Carnegie Mellon University
** Tied with University of California-Davis
*** Tied with University of Michigan
**** Tied with Ohio State University
***** Tied with Virginia Tech
****** Not ranked in the top 24
******* 2004 rank—this field was not included in the 2009 survey

Purdue Engineering undergraduate programs consistently rank high among their national peers. In the U.S. News & World Report survey “America’s Best Colleges 2009,” released in August 2008, Purdue’s College of Engineering tied with Carnegie Mellon University for 9th nationally among doctoral-granting universities. Undergraduate program rankings are based on ratings by deans and senior faculty in those disciplines at peer institutions.


Graduate Program National Rankings

Purdue Engineering (overall) 15th
Industrial Engineering 8th
Nuclear Engineering 12th
Civil Engineering* 7th
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 5th
Mechanical Engineering* 7th
Computer Engineering* 10th
Electrical Engineering* 10th
Chemical Engineering* 15th
Materials Engineering 14th
Environmental and Ecological Engineering 19th
Biomedical Engineering 20th
Agricultural and Biological Engineering 2nd

* Tied in ranking with another university

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.