When your alums include the first and last man on the moon, you know you are in the presence of innovators. From national defense to more powerful computers to therapeutic intervention for glaucoma, our engineers are impacting the quality of life around the world.

Ranked Among the Best

Purdue University's programs in engineering have been ranked among the best in the country in U.S. News & World Report's graduate school rankings. In 2015, Purdue's College of Engineering was ranked No. 6 in the country, tied with Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Illinois, University of Michigan, University of Southern California and University of Texas.

Six engineering disciplines were in the nation's top 10 in specialty rankings, including a No. 1 ranking for Agricultural and Biological engineering. Aeronautics and Astronautics and Civil Engineering both ranked sixth; Industrial Engineering ranked eighth, tied with Cornell University; Mechanical Engineering ranked eighth, tied with Carnegie Mellon University and Cornell University; and Electrical and Computer Engineering ranked 10th, tied with Cornell University and University of Texas. Purdue's online graduate degree program in engineering was ranked No. 4.