Purdue Engineering National Rankings – 2019

Undergraduate Program National Rankings

(2019, published in September 2018)

Overall, tied with Cornell and University of Texas - Austin
Tied with University of Washington
Tied with University of Texas - Austin
Tied with University of Colorado - Boulder
Tied with Carnegie Mellon University
Tied with University of California - Los Angeles

Purdue Engineering undergraduate programs consistently rank high among their national peers. In the U.S. News & World Report survey “Best Colleges 2019,” released in September 2018, Purdue’s College of Engineering ranked 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

(2019, published in March 2018)

Rank Unit
7th Purdue Engineering
1st Agricultural and Biological Engineering
6th Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
6th Civil Engineering
6th Industrial Engineering
8th Mechanical Engineering
Tied with Princeton
9th Computer Engineering
Tied with Cornell and Washington
9th Electrical Engineering
Tied with Cornell, Princeton, and UT-Austin
11th Nuclear Engineering
Tied with Oregon St.
14th Chemical Engineering
Tied with Northwestern and UIUC
14th Materials Engineering
Tied with Ohio St. and Wisconsin-Madison
17th Environmental and Ecological Engineering
Tied with Penn St., Colorado-Boulder, Iowa, Washington, and Wisconsin-Madison
31st Biomedical Engineering
Tied with Penn St. and USC

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.