Purdue Engineering National Rankings – 2010

Graduate Program National Rankings

Purdue Engineering* (overall) 12th
Agricultural and Biological Engineering* 1st
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering* 4th
Civil Engineering* 7th
Mechanical Engineering 8th
Electrical Engineering* 10th
Computer Engineering* 12th
Industrial Engineering 12th
Materials Engineering* 13th
Nuclear Engineering* 13th
Chemical Engineering* 14th
Environmental and Ecological Engineering* 17th
Biomedical Engineering* 22nd
America's Best Graduate Schools 2010

* 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.


Undergraduate Program National Rankings

Purdue Engineering (overall)* 9th
Agricultural and Biological Engineering 2nd
Industrial Engineering 3rd
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 4th
Civil Engineering** 5th
Mechanical Engineering 7th
Electrical Engineering 10th
Computer Engineering 11th
Environmental and Ecological Engineering*** 11th
Materials Engineering 12th
Chemical Engineering 13th
Biomedical Engineering****  
Nuclear Engineering***** 4th

* Tied with Cornell and University of Texas-Austin
** Tied with MIT
*** Tied with California Institute of Technology and University of Florida
**** Not ranked in the top 24
***** 2004 rank—this field was not included in the 2010 survey

Purdue Engineering undergraduate programs consistently rank high among their national peers. In the U.S. News & World Report survey “America’s Best Colleges 2010,” released in August 2009, Purdue’s College of Engineering tied with Cornell and University of Texas-Austin 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.