Engineering’s graduate program is No. 35 in ‘U.S. News’ 2016 rankings

The School of Engineering’s graduate program is No. 35 in annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report. The 2016 graduate program rankings were released today.

The school, which tied with Yale University, ranks ahead of Boston University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and just behind the University of Colorado-Boulder. MIT was ranked No. 1.

The School of Engineering received recognition in a number of specialties. Biomedical engineering is No. 18. Chemical engineering is No. 45. Civil engineering is No. 43. Computer engineering is No. 46. Electrical engineering is No. 41. Environmental engineering is No. 56. Materials engineering is No. 47. Mechanical engineering is No. 37.

Programs at 215 engineering schools that grant doctoral degrees were surveyed; 196 responded. Data were collected in fall 2014. Rankings for the 195 schools that provided the data needed were calculated based on a weighted average of 10 indicators.

Peer opinion data is gathered from deans, program directors, and senior faculty to judge the academic quality of the programs. Professionals who hire new graduates are also surveyed to determine a recruiter assessment score. Other “quality indicators” include acceptance rates, mean quantitative GRE score, faculty membership in the National Academy of Engineering, research activity, including total research expenditures and average research expenditures per faculty members, doctoral degrees granted, student-faculty ratio, and total graduate engineering enrollment.

Rankings are available for viewing at the U.S. News and World Report website.