Purdue Engineering National Rankings – 2017

Graduate Program National Rankings

(2018, published in March 2017)

Rank Unit
8th Purdue Engineering
2nd Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Tied with Texas A&M
6th Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
6th Civil Engineering
6th Industrial Engineering
Tied with Virginia Tech
8th Mechanical Engineering
Tied with Cornell and Prineton
9th Electrical Engineering
Tied with Carnegie Mellon
9th Computer Engineering
Tied with Cal Tech, Princeton, Washington, and Wisconsin-Madison
12th Nuclear Engineering
Tied with Ohio State and RPI
14th Materials Engineering
Tied with Harvard and Wisconsin-Madison
15th Chemical Engineering
Tied with Northwestern and U Pennsylvania
25th Environmental and Ecological Engineering
Tied with Cal Tech and North Carolina State
25th Biomedical Engineering
Tied with UC-Davis and Vanderbilt


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

9th
(Overall, tied with Cornell)
1st
Tied with Iowa State
3rd
4th
4th
(2005 ranking*)
6th
7th
8th
11th
11th
Tied with Cal Tech
13th
13th
Tied with Cornell
18th

Purdue Engineering undergraduate programs consistently rank high among their national peers. In the U.S. News & World Report survey “Best Colleges 2017,” released in September 2016, 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.

* Nuclear engineering programs are not ranked by USN&WR every year and were not ranked this year. 2005 is the most recent year in which the nuclear engineering specialty was ranked by USN&WR.