College of Engineering improves graduate program ranking

The College of Engineering at North Carolina State University has improved its standing in the US News & World Report ranking of graduate engineering programs.

The rankings did not include departments of computer science.

The College ranked 25th overall and 13th among public engineering schools in the 2017 rankings released this month. In 2016, the College ranked 27th overall and 15th among public engineering schools.

“This is our highest ranking ever and is testimony to the tremendous commitment and effort made every day by our dedicated faculty, students and staff,” said Dr. Louis Martin-Vega, dean of the College.

US News & World Report looks at a variety of factors when compiling rankings, including research expenditures, graduate enrollment and average quantitative GRE score as well as assessment scores from recruiters and from peer institutions.

The report also ranks engineering graduate programs by academic discipline. NC State received the following rankings for 2017:

Aerospace Engineering

31st (20th among public engineering schools)

Biological and Agricultural Engineering

10th (9th among public engineering schools)

Biomedical Engineering

39th (20th among public engineering schools)

Chemical Engineering

21st (12th among public engineering schools)

Civil Engineering

17th (11th among public engineering schools)

Computer Engineering

24th (14th among public engineering schools)

Electrical Engineering

31st (18th among public engineering schools)

Environmental Engineering

25th (16th among public engineering schools)

Industrial Engineering

15th (10th among public engineering schools)

Materials Engineering

17th (9th among public engineering schools)

Mechanical Engineering

42nd (21st among public engineering schools)

Nuclear Engineering

5th (4th among public engineering schools)

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