College at 10th in new national rankings

Purdue's engineering program placed 10th in the new US News & World Report rankings for undergraduate programs released today (9/12/12). Purdue tied for 10th with Princeton University and the University of Texas at Austin in the ranking of engineering programs at doctoral-granting universities. Last year's ranking put Purdue Engineering at No. 9, tied with Cornell.

The undergraduate rankings are computed from survey responses from deans and selected senior faculty, who rated programs on a 1 – 5 scale from marginal to distinguished. 

The discipline rankings are:

  2013 Ranking 2012 Ranking
College #10, tied with Princeton & UT-Austin #9, tied with Cornell
ABE #1, tied with UIUC #1
AAE #4 #4
IE #4, tied with Stanford #5, tied with Stanford
CE #7 #5
ME #7 #7
ECE #9, tied with Cornell #9, tied with Carnegie Mellon
EEE #11 #11
ChE #12 #12, tied with Michigan
CmpE #12 #11
MSE #15, tied with Cal Tech #14
BME #18, tied with UIUC & Wisconsin-Madison Not in top 19

*Nuclear engineering programs are not ranked by USN&WR every year and were not ranked   this year or last year

Leah Jamieson, the John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering, congratulated the School of Agricultural & Biological Engineering on their second consecutive No. 1 ranking, and to Industrial Engineering and Biomedical Engineering on moving up in the rankings. She noted to faculty and staff that current initiatives are paving the way toward future advances for the College.

"As you all know, many exciting things are happening in Purdue Engineering. Over the coming months, we will be pursuing opportunities to communicate that sense of excitement to the rest of the engineering community. I know our students value the effort you put into making their education rigorous, engaging and relevant. We have a grand adventure ahead of us, as Purdue Engineering grows in both size and impact."