Purdue Engineering National Rankings – 2011

Graduate Program National Rankings

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Purdue Engineering1 (overall) 13th
Agricultural and Biological Engineering2 1st
Civil Engineering3 3rd
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 6th
Mechanical Engineering 9th
Industrial Engineering4 10th
Electrical Engineering5 11th
Nuclear Engineering6 12th
Computer Engineering7 12th
Chemical Engineering 15th
Materials Engineering8 16th
Environmental and Ecological Engineering9 16th
Biomedical Engineering10 23rd
1 Tied with UC San Diego
2 Tied with Illinois
3 Tied with Georgia Tech, Stanford, and UT-Austin
4 Tied with Wisconsin
5 Tied with Princeton
6 Tied with Illinois
7 2010 rank – the Computer Engineering discipline was not ranked this year
8 Tied with Harvard and Wisconsin
9 Tied with Penn State, Rice, Univ. of Iowa, and Minnesota
10 Tied with Cal Tech, UC-Davis, Minnesota, and Univ. of Utah

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)1 8th
Industrial Engineering 3rd
Agricultural and Biological Engineering 3rd
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 4th
Civil Engineering 5th
Mechanical Engineering 7th
Electrical Engineering 9th
Computer Engineering 11th
Chemical Engineering 12th
Materials Engineering2 12th
Environmental and Ecological Engineering3 13th
Biomedical Engineering4 19th
Nuclear Engineering5 4th
1 Tied with Carnegie-Mellon and Cornell
2 Tied with UC-Santa Barbara
3 Tied with the University of Florida
4 Tied with Wisconsin-Madison
5 2004 rank—Nuclear engineering programs are not ranked by US News & World Report every year, and were not ranked last year or this year.

Purdue Engineering undergraduate programs consistently rank high among their national peers. In the U.S. News & World Report survey “Best Colleges 2011,” released in August 2010, Purdue’s College of Engineering tied with Carnegie-Mellon and Cornell 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.