The Tickle College of Engineering graduate program is now 33rd among public universities in the latest U.S. News and World Report graduate school rankings.
That’s a gain of three spots over last year, and an improvement of 17 spots since 2005.
“We are seeing some of the gains from our investment in additional, high quality faculty,” said Tickle College of Engineering Dean Wayne Davis. “We are very pleased to see those efforts being reflected in the increased ranking.”
The rankings, which were released Tuesday paint an overall improving picture for the college, which saw a majority of its programs rise.
Nuclear engineering led the way, once again ranking No. 7 in the country overall and No. 6 among public schools.
The college’s aerospace engineering, computer engineering, and electrical engineering programs all entered the top 30 rankings among public schools.
Aerospace engineering, 25th, and computer engineering, 28th, each rose six among public schools.
Electrical engineering moved up eight spots among public universities to No. 30.
The biggest improvement went to civil engineering, which rose nine spots to No. 33.
Materials science (No. 39), mechanical engineering (No. 40), industrial engineering (No. 45), and chemical engineering (No. 55) also made their respective lists of publicly ranked departments.
Biosystems engineering, in College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, was ranked No. 21 among public programs.
Computer science, which U.S. News reports as part of sciences rather than engineering, was one of the disciplines that the magazine did not rank this year.
For the full rankings, visit the U.S. News website.