The College of Engineering has made big strides in rankings compiled by U.S. News & World Report.
The College has moved up to 24th in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of graduate engineering programs. In addition, the College’s online graduate program in computer science moved up two spots to No. 4 on the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of the top online graduate-level information technology programs.
NC State’s ranking among graduate engineering programs is its highest in the last 15 years. Among public colleges of engineering, the College is ranked 12th in the nation.
In addition to the College’s higher ranking, several disciplines also improved, including aerospace engineering, biological and agricultural engineering, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering. The College has two programs in the top 10: biological and agricultural engineering and nuclear engineering. Four programs are in the top 20: industrial and systems engineering, materials science and engineering and the two top 10 programs.
Dr. George Rouskas, professor and director of graduate programs in the Department of Computer Science, says the online degree program appeals to nontraditional students and mid-career adults seeking new skills.
“Our online courses are identical to our on-campus courses,” he said. “We try to make it possible for nontraditional students to take courses, but we don’t water down the quality of the courses or our admissions criteria. The students appreciate that.