Accreditations & Rankings

Each year, engineers around the world enroll in Purdue's online engineering graduate programs because of their convenience, flexibility, and above all, quality.

U.S. News & World Report acknowledged that quality in its 2015 graduate program rankings:

  • The No. 5 Online Engineering Master's program
  • The No. 6 Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering graduate program
  • The No. 8 Mechanical Engineering graduate program
  • The No. 8 Electrical Engineering graduate program
  • The No. 9 Industrial Engineering graduate program
  • The No. 9 Engineering school overall
  • The No. 20 Computer Science graduate program

Last year, Business Insider ranked Purdue the No. 21 engineering school in the world. We've had 22 faculty members elected to the National Academy of Engineering, including the first female member. Two of our faculty have been awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. And past faculty include the designer of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Father of Radio Broadcasting, the inventor of the Luten Arch, and a former Director of the National Science Foundation.


A leader in online graduate studies in engineering, Purdue has been offering distance degrees for engineers since the late 1960s. At Purdue, and virtually all other major engineering universities, the review and accreditation are at the bachelor's degree level. ABET accredited at a university means the review has been done for one level of degree, almost always the bachelor's degree. Purdue is pleased to have ABET accredited engineering programs. Please visit the ABET website to view accredited programs at Purdue.

Our graduate programs are additionally accredited with the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) since 1913.