Ground-breaking research and one-of-a-kind programs helped propel the Volgenau School of Engineering in the top 100 rankings of U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools this year. The school ranked No. 93 nationally, a gain of nine slots from last year, and was No. 55 among public institutions.
“Reaching the top 100 is a break-through moment for the school,” says Dean Ken Ball. “We have had our eye on this milestone for several years, and I’m thrilled to see it become a reality. The ranking is a testament to the great work of our faculty researchers and scholars and also our graduate students. It also reflects a strong return on our investments in our research infrastructure.”
Five of the school’s graduate programs are also ranked within the top 100 of their discipline, as recognized in the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings of graduate programs. One program, Industrial Engineering, is in the top 50 among all universities and the top 25 of all public universities.
The Volgenau School offers 24 graduate degrees, including a newly launched MS in Cyber Security Engineering. Studies range from traditional engineering disciplines to more recent additions in Data Analytics Engineering and Cyber Security Engineering.
Program-specific rankings include:
Industrial engineering: No. 37 nationally (No. 39 last year); No. 24 among public institutions.
Bioengineering: No. 89 nationally (No. 93 last year); No. 53 among public institutions.
Civil engineering: No. 95 nationally (No. 93 last year); No. 68 among public institutions.
Computer engineering: No. 76 nationally (No. 69 last year); No. 46 among public institutions.
Electrical engineering: No. 85 overall (No. 87 last year); No. 52 among public institutions.